Arthur William Brown

(1888 - 1959)

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Arthur William Brown
1888 - 1959
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1888
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1959
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Arthur William Brown was born in 1888. He was born to Thomas Brown and Ann Elizabeth Elms Brown. He died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 71 years of age.
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Arthur William Brown passed away in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 71 years old. He was born in 1888. He was born to Thomas Brown and Ann Elizabeth Elms Brown.

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In 1888, in the year that Arthur William Brown was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1895, Arthur was just 7 years old when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1917, by the time he was 29 years old, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1925, Arthur was 37 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1959, in the year of Arthur William Brown'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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