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Clara Hilda Koetsveld (1901 - 1981)

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Clara Hilda Koetsveld
1901 - 1981
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1901
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1981
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Clara Hilda Koetsveld was born in 1901. She is the child of Kent George Sa Koetsveld and Emma Koetsveld. She died in 1981 in Kew, Australia at age 80.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Clara Hilda Koetsveld passed away in 1981 in Kew, Australia at 80 years old. She was born in 1901. She is the child of Kent George Sa Koetsveld and Emma Koetsveld.
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In 1901, in the year that Clara Hilda Koetsveld was born, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1911, when she was just 10 years old, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1932, she was 31 years old when 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.

In 1943, at the age of 42 years old, Clara was alive when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1981, in the year of Clara Hilda Koetsveld's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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