Elizabeth Kennedy (1870 - 1959)

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Elizabeth Kennedy
1870 - 1959
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1870
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1959
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Elizabeth Kennedy was born in 1870. She was born to John Kennedy and Sarah Thompson Kennedy. She died in 1959 in Kew, Australia at 89 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Elizabeth Kennedy passed away in 1959 in Kew, Australia at age 89. She was born in 1870. She was born to John Kennedy and Sarah Thompson Kennedy.

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In 1870, in the year that Elizabeth Kennedy was born, on March 31st, Thomas Mundy Peterson was the first African-American male who voted in an election - a local election about the town charter. Peterson, a school principal, was also the first to hold elected office and the first to sit on a jury.

In 1886, Elizabeth was 16 years old when on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

In 1892, by the time she was 22 years old, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1913, she was 43 years old when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1959, in the year of Elizabeth Kennedy's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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