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Cecilia Taylor (1873 - 1895)

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Cecilia Taylor
1873 - 1895
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1873
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1895
Castlemaine, Australia
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Castlemaine, Australia
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Cecilia Taylor was born in 1873. She is the child of Thomas Taylor and Jane Kilgour Taylor. She died in 1895 in Castlemaine, Australia at age 22.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Cecilia Taylor passed away in 1895 in Castlemaine, Australia at age 22. She was born in 1873. She is the child of Thomas Taylor and Jane Kilgour Taylor.
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In 1873, in the year that Cecilia Taylor was born, on March 3rd, the U.S. Congress enacted the Comstock Law. The law made it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" material through the U.S. mail. This included erotica, contraceptives, sex toys, abortifacients, information about these items, and "personal letters alluding to any sexual content or information".

In 1880, she was merely 7 years old when on August 14th Cologne Cathedral, in Germany, was finally completed. Construction began in 1248, was halted in 1473, and then begun again in the 1800's - completed after 632 years.

In 1885, when she was only 12 years old, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1895, in the year of Cecilia Taylor's passing, 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.

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