Arthur Edward Hobbs (1883 - 1959)

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Arthur Edward Hobbs
1883 - 1959
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1883
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1959
Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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Arthur Edward Hobbs was born in 1883. He was born to John Edward Hobbs and Margaret Euphe Smith Hobbs. He died in 1959 in Geelong, Australia at age 76.
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Arthur Edward Hobbs passed away in 1959 in Geelong, Australia at 76 years old. He was born in 1883. He was born to John Edward Hobbs and Margaret Euphe Smith Hobbs.

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In 1883, in the year that Arthur Edward Hobbs was born, on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

In 1905, at the age of 22 years old, Arthur was alive when acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1927, he was 44 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1938, he was 55 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1959, in the year of Arthur Edward Hobbs'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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