Catherine Rogers (1820 - 1904)

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Catherine Rogers
1820 - 1904
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1820
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1904
M Cake, Australia
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M Cake, Australia
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Catherine Rogers was born in 1820. She was born to Horan Patrick Rogers and Catherine Rogers. She died in 1904 in M Cake, Australia at 84 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Catherine Rogers passed away in 1904 in M Cake, Australia at age 84. She was born in 1820. She was born to Horan Patrick Rogers and Catherine Rogers.

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In 1820, in the year that Catherine Rogers was born, on March 4th, Maine became the 23rd state in the United States as the result of the Missouri Compromise. The Missouri Compromise allowed Maine to neither recognize nor permit slavery within the state while allowing the Missouri Territory to recognize and allow slavery.

In 1837, Catherine was 17 years old when on February 25th, in Philadelphia, the Institute for Colored Youth (ICY) - the oldest African-American university in the United States - was founded. It was the first institution for the higher education of black people in the United States. Founded by Quaker Richard Humphreys who gave $10,000 to establish the school, it still exists today - although the location has moved and it has been renamed Cheyney University. Humphreys was concerned about the struggles of free African Americans to make a living.

In 1854, by the time she was 34 years old, on February 28th, the GOP - the Republican Party - was founded in Ripon, Wisconsin by "modernizers", anti-slavery proponents, ex-Whigs, and ex-"Free-Soilers" - who opposed the expansion of slavery. The first Republican President of the United States was Abraham Lincoln.

In 1870, she was 50 years old when on June 26th, Christmas was declared an official federal holiday in the United States. By 1860, 14 states had declared Christmas a legal holiday but the practice of celebrating Christmas was a local - and religious - choice previously.

In 1904, in the year of Catherine Rogers's passing, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

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