Clara Millicent Gainey

(1903 - 1957)

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Clara Millicent Gainey
1903 - 1957
Born
1903
Death
1957
Bendigo, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
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Clara Millicent Gainey was born in 1903. She was born to Paynter Willia Gainey and Clara Hampton Gainey. She died in 1957 in Bendigo, Australia at 54 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Clara Millicent Gainey died in 1957 in Bendigo, Australia at age 54. She was born in 1903. She was born to Paynter Willia Gainey and Clara Hampton Gainey.

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In 1903, in the year that Clara Millicent Gainey was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1913, Clara was just 10 years old when ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1928, Clara was 25 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1949, Clara was 46 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1957, in the year of Clara Millicent Gainey's passing, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

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