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Celia Harper Tomlinson (1828 - 1884)

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Celia (Harper) Tomlinson
1828 - 1884
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c. 1828
Indiana USA
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1884
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Celia Harper Tomlinson was born c. 1828 in Indiana. Her maiden name is Harper and she married into the Tomlinson family. She died in 1884 at 56 years of age.
Updated: August 15, 2011
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Celia Harper Tomlinson passed away in 1884 at 56 years of age. She was born c. 1828 in Indiana. We are unaware of information about Celia's family or relationships.
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In 1828, in the year that Celia Harper Tomlinson was born, on April 20th, French explorer René Caillié became the first non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu and to later return alive. He gave Europeans a first hand description of the city. He was awarded a prize of 10,000 francs for his trip - offered by the Société de Géographie.

In 1834, Celia was only 6 years old when on March 28th, President Andrew Jackson was censured by the United States Congress, 26–20, due to his efforts to close The Second Bank of the United States - which eventually led to the Panic of 1837. The censure was expunged in 1837, after years of effort by Jackson supporters.

In 1843, when she was only 15 years old, on January 31st, the Virginia Minstrels - also called the Virginia Serenaders - performed the first minstrel show. The whole troupe appeared in blackface. They were famous for the songs "Jimmy Crack Corn" and "Old Dan Tucker".

In 1860, when she was 32 years old, on April 3rd, the Pony Express began its first delivery from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. The trip took 10 days and the riders carried 49 letters, five telegrams, and newspapers for San Francisco and other cities along the way.

In 1884, in the year of Celia Harper Tomlinson's passing, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

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