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Alice Winifred Brown (1893 - 1976)

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Alice Winifred Brown
1893 - 1976
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1893
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1976
Werr, Australia
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Werr, Australia
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Alice Winifred Brown was born in 1893. She is the child of Nash Septimus Brown and Rebecca Flowers Brown. She died in 1976 in Werr, Australia at 83 years of age.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Alice Winifred Brown died in 1976 in Werr, Australia at 83 years old. She was born in 1893. She is the child of Nash Septimus Brown and Rebecca Flowers Brown.
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1893 - 1976 World Events

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In 1893, in the year that Alice Winifred Brown was born, on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1909, when she was 16 years old, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1923, when she was 30 years old, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1932, by the time she was 39 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1976, in the year of Alice Winifred Brown's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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