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Elizabeth Johann Ryan (1866 - 1959)

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Elizabeth Johann Ryan
1866 - 1959
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1866
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1959
Echuca, Australia
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Echuca, Australia
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Elizabeth Johann Ryan was born in 1866. She is the child of Varcoe Robert Ryan and Elizabeth Parker Ryan. She died in 1959 in Echuca, Australia at 93 years old.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Elizabeth Johann Ryan passed away in 1959 in Echuca, Australia at 93 years old. She was born in 1866. She is the child of Varcoe Robert Ryan and Elizabeth Parker Ryan.
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In 1866, in the year that Elizabeth Johann Ryan was born, on April 10th, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - the ASPCA - was created. New Yorker Henry Bergh was the first President of the Society and the leader in its creation. He later formed the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

In 1883, at the age of 17 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

In 1921, she was 55 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1947, Elizabeth was 81 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1959, in the year of Elizabeth Johann Ryan's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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