Benjamin Thomas Whitty (1884 - 1949)

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Benjamin Thomas Whitty
1884 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Benjamin Thomas Whitty was born in 1884. He was born to Whitty John Whitty and Jane Farrell Whitty, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Watta, Australia at 65 years old.

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Whitty John Whitty

Watta, Australia
Jane Farrell Whitty

Watta, Australia

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Benjamin Thomas Whitty passed away in 1949 in Watta, Australia at 65 years old. He was born in 1884. He was born to Whitty John Whitty and Jane Farrell Whitty, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1884 - 1949 World Events

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In 1884, in the year that Benjamin Thomas Whitty was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1892, when he was just 8 years old, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1915, he was 31 years old when the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1930, by the time he was 46 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1949, in the year of Benjamin Thomas Whitty's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
Janet Whitty
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Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy, Australia
William John Whitty
1878 - 1952
Parkville, Australia
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