Bridget Herbert (1866 - 1950)

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Bridget Herbert
1866 - 1950
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1866
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1950
Parkville, Australia
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Parkville, Australia
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Bridget Herbert was born in 1866. She is the child of John Herbert and Susan Oloughlin Herbert. She died in 1950 in Parkville, Australia at age 84.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Bridget Herbert died in 1950 in Parkville, Australia at 84 years of age. She was born in 1866. She is the child of John Herbert and Susan Oloughlin Herbert.

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In 1866, in the year that Bridget Herbert was born, Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in Germany. During his lifetime he held 355 patents, of which dynamite was the most famous. He also established the Nobel Prizes in his will.

In 1870, when she was just 4 years old, on January 26th, the state of Virginia rejoined the Union. On February 23rd, Mississippi was readmitted to the Union. On March 30th, Texas was readmitted to the Union. And on July 15th, Georgia became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.

In 1917, she was 51 years old when "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1947, she was 81 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1950, in the year of Bridget Herbert's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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