Catherine Hocking (1857 - 1950)

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Catherine Hocking
1857 - 1950
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1857
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1950
M Park, Australia
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M Park, Australia
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Catherine Hocking was born in 1857. She is the child of Harry John Hocking and Jane White Hocking. She died in 1950 in M Park, Australia at 93 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Catherine Hocking died in 1950 in M Park, Australia at 93 years of age. She was born in 1857. She is the child of Harry John Hocking and Jane White Hocking.

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In 1857, in the year that Catherine Hocking was born, on October 13th, New York banks closed due to the Panic of 1857. The banks didn't reopen until December 12th.

In 1892, she was 35 years old when 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 1929, she was 72 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1946, when she was 89 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1950, in the year of Catherine Hocking's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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