Elizabeth Evelyn Irvine (1885 - 1960)

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Elizabeth Evelyn Irvine
1885 - 1960
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1885
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1960
Box Hill, Australia
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Box Hill, Australia
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Elizabeth Evelyn Irvine was born in 1885. She was born to Grubb Charles Irvine and Louise Lancaster Irvine. She died in 1960 in Box Hill, Australia at age 75.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Elizabeth Evelyn Irvine died in 1960 in Box Hill, Australia at age 75. She was born in 1885. She was born to Grubb Charles Irvine and Louise Lancaster Irvine.

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In 1885, in the year that Elizabeth Evelyn Irvine was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1904, Elizabeth was 19 years old when the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1922, Elizabeth was 37 years old when on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

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 1960, in the year of Elizabeth Evelyn Irvine's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

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