Elizabeth Clemme Routley (1885 - 1965)

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Elizabeth Clemme Routley
1885 - 1965
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1885
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1965
Swan, Australia
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Swan, Australia
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Elizabeth Clemme Routley was born in 1885. She was born to Kelly Daniel Routley and Margaret Robertson Routley. She died in 1965 in Swan, Australia at 80 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Elizabeth Clemme Routley died in 1965 in Swan, Australia at 80 years old. She was born in 1885. She was born to Kelly Daniel Routley and Margaret Robertson Routley.

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In 1885, in the year that Elizabeth Clemme Routley was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1907, Elizabeth was 22 years old when in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1926, at the age of 41 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1959, she was 74 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1965, in the year of Elizabeth Clemme Routley's passing, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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