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Elizabeth Whilam Ryan (1897 - 1966)

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Elizabeth Whilam Ryan
1897 - 1966
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1897
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1966
Heidelberg, Australia
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Heidelberg, Australia
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Elizabeth Whilam Ryan was born in 1897. She is the child of Tucker George Ryan. She died in 1966 in Heidelberg, Australia at age 69.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Elizabeth Whilam Ryan died in 1966 in Heidelberg, Australia at 69 years of age. She was born in 1897. She is the child of Tucker George Ryan.
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In 1897, in the year that Elizabeth Whilam Ryan was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1910, by the time she was only 13 years old, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1937, she was 40 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1953, she was 56 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1966, in the year of Elizabeth Whilam Ryan's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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