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Alice May Davies (1876 - 1966)

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Alice May Davies
1876 - 1966
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1876
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1966
St Kilda, Australia
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St Kilda, Australia
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Alice May Davies was born in 1876. She is the child of Donohue Willia Davies and Harriett Ansell Davies. She died in 1966 in St Kilda, Australia at 90 years old.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Alice May Davies died in 1966 in St Kilda, Australia at 90 years of age. She was born in 1876. She is the child of Donohue Willia Davies and Harriett Ansell Davies.
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In 1876, in the year that Alice May Davies was born, on February 14th, Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent for the telephone. So did Elisha Gray. A month later, on March 7th, Bell was granted the patent and on the 10th, he made his first successful telephone call - in which he said: "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."

In 1905, at the age of 29 years old, Alice was alive when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1922, she was 46 years old when on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1945, by the time she was 69 years old, on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1966, in the year of Alice May Davies's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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