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Edward Brown (1859 - 1923)

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Edward Brown
1859 - 1923
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1859
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1923
Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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Edward Brown was born in 1859. He is the child of Brown Andrew Brown and Janet Philp Brown. He died in 1923 in Geelong, Australia at age 64.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Edward Brown died in 1923 in Geelong, Australia at 64 years of age. He was born in 1859. He is the child of Brown Andrew Brown and Janet Philp Brown.
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In 1859, in the year that Edward Brown was born, on February 27th, US Congressman Daniel Sickles shot and killed Philip Barton Key - a US. District Attorney and son of Francis Scott Key, writer of the national anthem, for having an affair with his wife. Sickles claimed temporary insanity - the first to do so - and was acquitted.

In 1866, Edward was only 7 years old when on April 10th, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - the ASPCA - was created. New Yorker Henry Bergh was the first President of the Society and the leader in its creation. He later formed the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

In 1889, when he was 30 years old, on March 4th, Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd President of the United States. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the 9th President of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison - son of William Henry - was in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1912, by the time he was 53 years old, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1923, in the year of Edward Brown's passing, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

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