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Arthur James Dangerfield (1890 - 1964)

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Arthur James Dangerfield
1890 - 1964
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1890
Armadale, Australia
Death
1964
Heidelberg, Australia
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Heidelberg, Australia
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Arthur James Dangerfield was born in 1890 in Armadale, Australia. He is the child of Louisa Marion (Crothers) Dangerfield, with sibling Arthur. He died in 1964 in Heidelberg, Australia at 74 years of age.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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Arthur James Dangerfield passed away in 1964 in Heidelberg, Australia at 74 years old. He was born in 1890 in Armadale, Australia. He is the child of Louisa Marion (Crothers) Dangerfield, with sibling Arthur.
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In 1890, in the year that Arthur James Dangerfield was born, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1937, when he was 47 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1943, when he was 53 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1954, he was 64 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1964, in the year of Arthur James Dangerfield's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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