Ellen Maud Bryan (1877 - 1960)

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Ellen Maud Bryan
1877 - 1960
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
Ellen Maud Bryan was born in 1877. She was born to Barber William Bryan and Emily Edgell Bryan. She died in 1960 in Kew, Australia at 83 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ellen Maud Bryan died in 1960 in Kew, Australia at 83 years of age. She was born in 1877. She was born to Barber William Bryan and Emily Edgell Bryan.

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In 1877, in the year that Ellen Maud Bryan was born, on November 21st, Thomas Edison announced his new invention - the phonograph. Recording sound was considered to be Edison's first great invention. On November 29th, he demonstrated the phonograph for the public.

In 1927, when she was 50 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1933, she was 56 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1953, Ellen was 76 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1960, in the year of Ellen Maud Bryan's passing, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

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