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Charles Joseph Montague (1869 - 1932)

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Charles Joseph Montague
1869 - 1932
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1869
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1932
Prahran, Australia
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Prahran, Australia
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Charles Joseph Montague was born in 1869. He is the child of Montague Thomas William Montague and Bridget Heffernan Montague. He died in 1932 in Prahran, Australia at age 63.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Charles Joseph Montague passed away in 1932 in Prahran, Australia at age 63. He was born in 1869. He is the child of Montague Thomas William Montague and Bridget Heffernan Montague.
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In 1869, in the year that Charles Joseph Montague was born, on August 31st, Irish scientist Mary Ward, age 42, was hit and killed by a car powered by a steam engine. The car was built by her cousins. She was the world's first known casualty of a car accident.

In 1879, at the age of merely 10 years old, Charles was alive when on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

In 1902, at the age of 33 years old, Charles was alive when the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1921, he was 52 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1932, in the year of Charles Joseph Montague's passing, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

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