Clarence William Callaghan (1891 - 1959)

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Clarence William Callaghan
1891 - 1959
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1891
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1959
Moor, Australia
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Moor, Australia
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Clarence William Callaghan was born in 1891. He was born to William Callaghan and Johannah Ferris Callaghan. He died in 1959 in Moor, Australia at 68 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Clarence William Callaghan passed away in 1959 in Moor, Australia at 68 years of age. He was born in 1891. He was born to William Callaghan and Johannah Ferris Callaghan.

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In 1891, in the year that Clarence William Callaghan was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1916, when he was 25 years old, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1927, when he was 36 years old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1943, by the time he was 52 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1959, in the year of Clarence William Callaghan'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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