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Doris Irene Edmondstone (1909 - 1961)

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Doris Irene Edmondstone
1909 - 1961
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1909
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1961
Bena, Australia
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Bena, Australia
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Doris Irene Edmondstone was born in 1909. She is the child of Sampson Willia Edmondstone and Emily Rosette Savage Edmondstone. She died in 1961 in Bena, Australia at 52 years of age.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Doris Irene Edmondstone passed away in 1961 in Bena, Australia at 52 years of age. She was born in 1909. She is the child of Sampson Willia Edmondstone and Emily Rosette Savage Edmondstone.
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In 1909, in the year that Doris Irene Edmondstone was born, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1911, at the age of merely 2 years old, Doris was alive when British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1925, at the age of 16 years old, Doris was alive when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1949, by the time she was 40 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 1961, in the year of Doris Irene Edmondstone's passing, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

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