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Elizabeth Helena Ryan (1893 - 1978)

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Elizabeth Helena Ryan
1893 - 1978
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1893
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1978
Mildura, Australia
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Mildura, Australia
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Elizabeth Helena Ryan was born in 1893. She is the child of Forrester Rich Ryan and Ellen Dawber Ryan. She died in 1978 in Mildura, Australia at 85 years old.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Elizabeth Helena Ryan died in 1978 in Mildura, Australia at 85 years of age. She was born in 1893. She is the child of Forrester Rich Ryan and Ellen Dawber Ryan.
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In 1893, in the year that Elizabeth Helena Ryan was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1900, Elizabeth was just 7 years old when the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

In 1936, at the age of 43 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1948, at the age of 55 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1978, in the year of Elizabeth Helena Ryan's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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