Eliza Vanthoff (1878 - 1950)

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Eliza Vanthoff
1878 - 1950
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
Eliza Vanthoff was born in 1878. She is the child of Graham William Vanthoff and Margaret Vanthoff. She died in 1950 in Kew, Australia at age 72.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Eliza Vanthoff passed away in 1950 in Kew, Australia at age 72. She was born in 1878. She is the child of Graham William Vanthoff and Margaret Vanthoff.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Eliza's lifetime.

In 1878, in the year that Eliza Vanthoff was born, in Africa, the death of the last confirmed Cape lion occurred. The Cape lion was slightly larger than other lions and had black ears, a black mane, and black hair on its belly.

In 1881, when she was merely 3 years old, on May 21st, Clara Barton, a nurse, founded the American Red Cross. She was inspired by the Red Cross in Geneva Switzerland and the International Red Cross.

In 1895, she was 17 years old when on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1920, at the age of 42 years old, Eliza was alive when the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1950, in the year of Eliza Vanthoff's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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