Doris Mary Gillan

(1893 - 1971)

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Doris Mary Gillan
1893 - 1971
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1893
Death
1971
Boro, Australia
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Boro, Australia
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Doris Mary Gillan was born in 1893. She was born to Priestly Thoma Gillan and Mary Ann Nichol Gillan. She died in 1971 in Boro, Australia at age 78.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Doris Mary Gillan died in 1971 in Boro, Australia at 78 years of age. She was born in 1893. She was born to Priestly Thoma Gillan and Mary Ann Nichol Gillan.

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In 1893, in the year that Doris Mary Gillan was born, on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1910, she was 17 years old when the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1923, she was 30 years old when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1937, at the age of 44 years old, Doris was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1971, in the year of Doris Mary Gillan's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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