Emily Alice Dimmitt (1859 - 1932)

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Emily Alice Dimmitt
1859 - 1932
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1859
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1932
Cfield, Australia
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Cfield, Australia
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Emily Alice Dimmitt was born in 1859. She is the child of Syle Robert Rees Dimmitt and Eliza Jeffries Dimmitt. She died in 1932 in Cfield, Australia at 73 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Emily Alice Dimmitt passed away in 1932 in Cfield, Australia at 73 years of age. She was born in 1859. She is the child of Syle Robert Rees Dimmitt and Eliza Jeffries Dimmitt.

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In 1859, in the year that Emily Alice Dimmitt was born, from August 28th through September 2nd, the largest solar storm recorded - the solar storm of 1859 - occurred. The Northern lights were seen as far south as Cuba and it knocked out telegraph communications.

In 1866, by the time she was only 7 years old, Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in Germany. During his lifetime he held 355 patents, of which dynamite was the most famous. He also established the Nobel Prizes in his will.

In 1887, she was 28 years old when on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1914, Emily was 55 years old when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1932, in the year of Emily Alice Dimmitt's passing, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

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