Charlotte M Thorpe (1886 - 1946)

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Kew, Australia

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Kew, Australia

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Family

Father: Thorpe Alfred Henry Thorpe
Mother: Charlotte Cooke Thorpe

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1886 - In the year that Charlotte M Thorpe was born, on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

1897 - She was merely 11 years old when in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

1932 - At the age of 46 years old, Charlotte was alive when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

1944 - Charlotte was 58 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.

1946 - In the year of Charlotte M Thorpe's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Charlotte M Thorpe passed away in 1946 in Kew, Australia at 60 years old. There is no known cause of death for Charlotte. She was born in 1886. She was born to Thorpe Alfred Henry Thorpe and Charlotte Cooke Thorpe, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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