Derwent Bennett Wheatland (1891 - 1949)

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Derwent Bennett Wheatland
1891 - 1949
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1891
Prahran, Australia
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1949
Bdale, Australia
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Prahran, Australia
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Derwent Bennett Wheatland was born in 1891 in Prahran, Australia. He is the child of Joseph John Wheatland and Helen Abren Wheatland. He died in 1949 in Bdale, Australia at 58 years old.
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Derwent Bennett Wheatland died in 1949 in Bdale, Australia at 58 years of age. He was born in 1891 in Prahran, Australia. He is the child of Joseph John Wheatland and Helen Abren Wheatland.

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In 1891, in the year that Derwent Bennett Wheatland was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1903, Derwent was just 12 years old when two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1918, when he was 27 years old, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1928, when he was 37 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 1949, in the year of Derwent Bennett Wheatland's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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