Anne Frances Watts (1877 - 1959)

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Anne Frances Watts
1877 - 1959
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1877
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1959
Burw, Australia
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Burw, Australia
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Anne Frances Watts was born in 1877. She was born to Johnson Thomas Watts and Ellen Omullane Watts. She died in 1959 in Burw, Australia at 82 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Anne Frances Watts passed away in 1959 in Burw, Australia at age 82. She was born in 1877. She was born to Johnson Thomas Watts and Ellen Omullane Watts.

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In 1877, in the year that Anne Frances Watts was born, on November 21st, Thomas Edison announced his new invention - the phonograph. Recording sound was considered to be Edison's first great invention. On November 29th, he demonstrated the phonograph for the public.

In 1887, she was merely 10 years old when on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1922, at the age of 45 years old, Anne was alive when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1949, at the age of 72 years old, Anne was alive when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1959, in the year of Anne Frances Watts's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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