Elizabeth Curtin

(1844 - 1931)

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Elizabeth Curtin
1844 - 1931
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c. 1844
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December 13, 1931
Manhattan County, New York United States
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Elizabeth Curtin was born c. 1844. She died on December 13, 1931 in New York at 87 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Elizabeth Curtin died on December 13, 1931 in New York at age 87. She was born c. 1844. We are unaware of information about Elizabeth's immediate family.

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In 1844, in the year that Elizabeth Curtin was born, on June 6th in London, George Williams set up the first YMCA based on the idea of a healthy "body, mind, and spirit" - what he considered Christian values. Now headquartered in Geneva Switzerland, there are over 57 million worldwide beneficiaries and 125 national associations.

In 1858, at the age of only 14 years old, Elizabeth was alive when in July, the "Fifty-Niners" began the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Lasting until about 1861, gold fever hit western Kansas Territory and southwestern Nebraska Territory.

In 1888, at the age of 44 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1926, Elizabeth was 82 years old when 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 1931, in the year of Elizabeth Curtin's passing, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

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c. 1888 - Nov 10, 1932 1888 - 1932
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