Arthur Jennings Dungey (1880 - 1960)

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Arthur Jennings Dungey
1880 - 1960
Beaufort, Australia
Warr, Australia
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Beaufort, Australia
Arthur Jennings Dungey was born in 1880 in Beaufort, Australia. He is the child of Thomas William Dungey and Elizabeth Charlotte (Jennings) Dungey. He died in 1960 in Warr, Australia at age 80.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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Arthur Jennings Dungey passed away in 1960 in Warr, Australia at age 80. He was born in 1880 in Beaufort, Australia. He is the child of Thomas William Dungey and Elizabeth Charlotte (Jennings) Dungey.

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In 1880, in the year that Arthur Jennings Dungey was born, on August 26th, P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey signed a contract in Bridgeport, CT, creating the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Twenty-seven years later, the Barnum and Bailey would merge with another circus, Ringling Brothers.

In 1910, Arthur was 30 years old when the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1928, Arthur was 48 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1957, by the time he was 77 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1960, in the year of Arthur Jennings Dungey's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

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