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Eliza Matilda Griffith (born 1890)

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Eliza Matilda Griffith
1890
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1890
Barrapoort, Australia
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Barrapoort Australia
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Eliza Matilda Griffith was born in 1890 in Barrapoort, Australia. She is the child of Matilda Robson Jones and Hugh Griffith, with siblings Jessie, Matilda, Matilda, Eliza, and Jessie.
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She was born in 1890 in Barrapoort, Australia. Eliza Matilda Griffith is the child of Matilda Robson Jones and Hugh Griffith, with siblings Jessie, Matilda, Matilda, Eliza, and Jessie.
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In 1890, in the year that Eliza Matilda Griffith was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1926, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1936, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1954, 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 1973, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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