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Ann Devitt

(1879 - 1959)

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Ann Devitt
1879 - 1959
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1879
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1959
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Ann Devitt was born in 1879. She was born to William Devitt and Ellen Chute Devitt. She died in 1959 in Kew, Australia at 80 years of age.
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Ann Devitt died in 1959 in Kew, Australia at age 80. She was born in 1879. She was born to William Devitt and Ellen Chute Devitt.

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In 1879, in the year that Ann Devitt was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

In 1893, Ann was just 14 years old when a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1903, Ann was 24 years old when the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1930, Ann was 51 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1959, in the year of Ann Devitt's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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