Annie Elizabeth Speers (1876 - 1959)

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Annie Elizabeth Speers
1876 - 1959
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1876
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1959
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Annie Elizabeth Speers was born in 1876. She is the child of Allsop John Speers and Mary Downward Speers. She died in 1959 in Kew, Australia at 83 years old.
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Annie Elizabeth Speers passed away in 1959 in Kew, Australia at 83 years old. She was born in 1876. She is the child of Allsop John Speers and Mary Downward Speers.

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In 1876, in the year that Annie Elizabeth Speers was born, on August 1st, Colorado became the 38th U.S. state. Its nickname is the "Centennial State" because it was admitted just 28 days after the United States' centennial.

In 1886, when she was merely 10 years old, on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1923, Annie was 47 years old when 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 1940, when she was 64 years old, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1959, in the year of Annie Elizabeth Speers'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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