Emily Styles

(1868 - 1954)

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Emily Styles
1868 - 1954
Born
1868
Death
1954
Croy, Australia
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Croy, Australia
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Emily Styles was born in 1868. She was born to Dickson Moses Styles and Elizabeth Sargent Styles. She died in 1954 in Croy, Australia at 86 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Emily Styles passed away in 1954 in Croy, Australia at 86 years of age. She was born in 1868. She was born to Dickson Moses Styles and Elizabeth Sargent Styles.

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In 1868, in the year that Emily Styles was born, on August 13th, an estimated 8.5 to 9 earthquake struck southern Peru. It had a category "extreme" effect and caused over 25,000 deaths. The resulting tsunami affected areas as far away as Hawaii and New Zealand.

In 1876, by the time she was merely 8 years old, on May 1st, Queen Victoria added the title Empress of India, a title held by British monarchs until 1948 - when India gained independence from the United Kingdom.

In 1896, by the time she was 28 years old, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1931, Emily was 63 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1954, in the year of Emily Styles's passing, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

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