Emma Augusta Poltrock

(1891 - 1952)

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Emma Augusta Poltrock
1891 - 1952
Born
1891
Death
1952
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Emma Augusta Poltrock was born in 1891. She was born to Carl Augustus Poltrock and Theresa Louise Htte Lill Poltrock. She died in 1952 in Kew, Australia at 61 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Emma Augusta Poltrock passed away in 1952 in Kew, Australia at 61 years of age. She was born in 1891. She was born to Carl Augustus Poltrock and Theresa Louise Htte Lill Poltrock.

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In 1891, in the year that Emma Augusta Poltrock was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1909, at the age of 18 years old, Emma was alive when explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1932, when she was 41 years old, 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.

In 1943, Emma was 52 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1952, in the year of Emma Augusta Poltrock's passing, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

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