Elizabeth Grattan (1889 - 1965)

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Elizabeth Grattan
1889 - 1965
Richmond, Australia
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Richmond, Australia
Elizabeth Grattan was born in 1889. She was born to Haram Alfred Grattan and Angelina Grattan. She died in 1965 in Richmond, Australia at 76 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Elizabeth Grattan died in 1965 in Richmond, Australia at age 76. She was born in 1889. She was born to Haram Alfred Grattan and Angelina Grattan.

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In 1889, in the year that Elizabeth Grattan was born, on January 15th, the Coca-Cola Company was incorporated - originally as the "Pemberton Medicine Company". The Coca-Cola drink was originally created by John Stith Pemberton, first as a patent medicine and then as a soda fountain drink. Pemberton had sold the company in 1888, shortly before he died.

In 1892, she was just 3 years old when on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1904, Elizabeth was only 15 years old when the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1912, she was 23 years old when New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1965, in the year of Elizabeth Grattan's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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