Eliza Forbes

(1885 - 1959)

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Eliza Forbes
1885 - 1959
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1885
Death
1959
Malvern, Australia
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Malvern, Australia
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Eliza Forbes was born in 1885. She was born to James Forbes and Maria Williams Forbes. She died in 1959 in Malvern, Australia at age 74.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Eliza Forbes passed away in 1959 in Malvern, Australia at age 74. She was born in 1885. She was born to James Forbes and Maria Williams Forbes.

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In 1885, in the year that Eliza Forbes was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1911, by the time she was 26 years old, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1931, by the time she was 46 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1942, by the time she was 57 years old, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1959, in the year of Eliza Forbes'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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