Catherine Rogers (1883 - 1951)

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Catherine Rogers
1883 - 1951
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1883
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1951
Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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Catherine Rogers was born in 1883. She was born to Canavan Alex Rogers. She died in 1951 in Geelong, Australia at 68 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Catherine Rogers passed away in 1951 in Geelong, Australia at 68 years of age. She was born in 1883. She was born to Canavan Alex Rogers.

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In 1883, in the year that Catherine Rogers was born, on May 24th, the Brooklyn Bridge - one of the oldest bridges in the US - was opened to traffic. Bridge construction began in 1869 and took 14 years to complete.

In 1891, she was just 8 years old when James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1937, Catherine was 54 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1944, she was 61 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1951, in the year of Catherine Rogers's passing, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

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