Edward Ryan (1876 - 1959)

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Edward Ryan
1876 - 1959
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1876
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1959
Thor, Australia
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Thor, Australia
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Edward Ryan was born in 1876. He is the child of Edward Ryan and Mollie Ryan. He died in 1959 in Thor, Australia at age 83.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Edward Ryan passed away in 1959 in Thor, Australia at 83 years old. He was born in 1876. He is the child of Edward Ryan and Mollie Ryan.

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In 1876, in the year that Edward Ryan was born, on November 2nd, a giant squid - a little over 20 feet long - washed up on a beach at Thimble Tickle Bay in Newfoundland. It's still a rare occurrence since giant squid live in deep sea at 1000 to 3000 foot depth.

In 1887, by the time he was only 11 years old, 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 1900, by the time he was 24 years old, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1918, Edward was 42 years old when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1959, in the year of Edward Ryan's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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