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Catherine Goddard (1868 - 1952)

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Catherine Goddard
1868 - 1952
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1868
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1952
Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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Catherine Goddard was born in 1868. She is the child of Riley David Goddard and Bet Walsh Goddard. She died in 1952 in Geelong, Australia at 84 years old.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Catherine Goddard passed away in 1952 in Geelong, Australia at 84 years of age. She was born in 1868. She is the child of Riley David Goddard and Bet Walsh Goddard.
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In 1868, in the year that Catherine Goddard was born, on August 13th, an estimated 8.5 to 9 earthquake struck southern Peru. It had a category "extreme" effect and caused over 25,000 deaths. The resulting tsunami affected areas as far away as Hawaii and New Zealand.

In 1895, at the age of 27 years old, Catherine was alive when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1905, she was 37 years old when the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1921, she was 53 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 1952, in the year of Catherine Goddard's passing, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

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