Annie Mcmillan Davidson (1879 - 1959)

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Annie Mcmillan Davidson
1879 - 1959
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1879
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1959
Ruth, Australia
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Ruth, Australia
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Annie Mcmillan Davidson was born in 1879. She was born to Pressley Charlotte Davidson and Isobel Pollock Davidson. She died in 1959 in Ruth, Australia at 80 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Annie Mcmillan Davidson died in 1959 in Ruth, Australia at age 80. She was born in 1879. She was born to Pressley Charlotte Davidson and Isobel Pollock Davidson.

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In 1879, in the year that Annie Mcmillan Davidson was born, on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

In 1901, at the age of 22 years old, Annie was alive when Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1918, by the time she was 39 years old, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1924, she was 45 years old when on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1959, in the year of Annie Mcmillan Davidson'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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