Beatrice May Kendall

(1879 - 1959)

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Beatrice May Kendall
1879 - 1959
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1879
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1959
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Beatrice May Kendall was born in 1879. She was born to Harry Kendall and Elizabeth Kendall. She died in 1959 in Kew, Australia at 80 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Beatrice May Kendall died in 1959 in Kew, Australia at age 80. She was born in 1879. She was born to Harry Kendall and Elizabeth Kendall.

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In 1879, in the year that Beatrice May Kendall was born, on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

In 1890, she was just 11 years old when on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1910, when she was 31 years old, 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 1948, Beatrice was 69 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1959, in the year of Beatrice May Kendall'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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