Daisy Mcnair (1887 - 1959)

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Daisy Mcnair
1887 - 1959
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1887
Death
1959
Star, Australia
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Star, Australia
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Daisy Mcnair was born in 1887. She is the child of Williams James Mcnair and Jessie Mckissock Mcnair. She died in 1959 in Star, Australia at 72 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Daisy Mcnair died in 1959 in Star, Australia at 72 years of age. She was born in 1887. She is the child of Williams James Mcnair and Jessie Mckissock Mcnair.

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In 1887, in the year that Daisy Mcnair was born, on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1914, when she was 27 years old, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1928, when she was 41 years old, 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 1944, Daisy was 57 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1959, in the year of Daisy Mcnair'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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