Catherine Elizabeth Rogers (1878 - 1952)

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Catherine Elizabeth Rogers
1878 - 1952
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1878
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1952
Smour, Australia
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Smour, Australia
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Catherine Elizabeth Rogers was born in 1878. She was born to Snowdon John James Rogers and Elizabeth Catherine Smith Rogers. She died in 1952 in Smour, Australia at age 74.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Catherine Elizabeth Rogers passed away in 1952 in Smour, Australia at 74 years of age. She was born in 1878. She was born to Snowdon John James Rogers and Elizabeth Catherine Smith Rogers.

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In 1878, in the year that Catherine Elizabeth Rogers was born, in Africa, the death of the last confirmed Cape lion occurred. The Cape lion was slightly larger than other lions and had black ears, a black mane, and black hair on its belly.

In 1914, by the time she was 36 years old, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1928, Catherine was 50 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1948, she was 70 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 1952, in the year of Catherine Elizabeth Rogers's passing, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

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