Eliza Jane Brockwell (1878 - 1961)

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Eliza Jane Brockwell
1878 - 1961
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1878
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1961
Park, Australia
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Park, Australia
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Eliza Jane Brockwell was born in 1878. She was born to Howell William Brockwell and Elizabeth Whitlock Brockwell. She died in 1961 in Park, Australia at 83 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Eliza Jane Brockwell died in 1961 in Park, Australia at 83 years of age. She was born in 1878. She was born to Howell William Brockwell and Elizabeth Whitlock Brockwell.

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In 1878, in the year that Eliza Jane Brockwell was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1887, at the age of merely 9 years old, Eliza was alive when on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1891, Eliza was only 13 years old when from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1954, at the age of 76 years old, Eliza was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1961, in the year of Eliza Jane Brockwell'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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