Beatrice Clarke Bowden (1877 - 1960)

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Beatrice Clarke Bowden
1877 - 1960
Elst, Australia
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Elst, Australia
Beatrice Clarke Bowden was born in 1877. She was born to Powling Charle Bowden and Julia Ann Fearnley Bowden. She died in 1960 in Elst, Australia at age 83.
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Beatrice Clarke Bowden passed away in 1960 in Elst, Australia at 83 years old. She was born in 1877. She was born to Powling Charle Bowden and Julia Ann Fearnley Bowden.

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In 1877, in the year that Beatrice Clarke Bowden was born, on July 14th, strikes and resulting riots began at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. A sympathy strike and rioting began in Pittsburgh and a worker's rebellion began in St. Louis, then spread to other cities. 100 people were killed before the strikes ended when President Rutherford B. Hayes sent federal troops to each of the cities involved.

In 1889, at the age of merely 12 years old, Beatrice was alive when on March 4th, Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd President of the United States. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the 9th President of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison - son of William Henry - was in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1909, at the age of 32 years old, Beatrice was alive when the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1921, Beatrice was 44 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1960, in the year of Beatrice Clarke Bowden's passing, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

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