Clarence Vincent Markey

(1905 - 1959)

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Clarence Vincent Markey
1905 - 1959
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1905
Footscray, Australia
Death
1959
Richmond, Australia
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Footscray, Australia
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Clarence Vincent Markey was born in 1905 in Footscray, Australia. He was born to John Francis Markey. He died in 1959 in Richmond, Australia at 54 years old.
Updated: August 8, 2019
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Clarence Vincent Markey died in 1959 in Richmond, Australia at 54 years old. He was born in 1905 in Footscray, Australia. He was born to John Francis Markey.

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In 1905, in the year that Clarence Vincent Markey was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1911, when he was only 6 years old, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1928, he was 23 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1949, by the time he was 44 years old, 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 1959, in the year of Clarence Vincent Markey's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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