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Emma May Simm (1875 - 1950)

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Emma May Simm
1875 - 1950
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1875
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1950
Bclava, Australia
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Bclava, Australia
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Emma May Simm was born in 1875. She is the child of Millson Thomas Channis Simm and Marie Caroline Hober Simm. She died in 1950 in Bclava, Australia at age 75.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Emma May Simm passed away in 1950 in Bclava, Australia at age 75. She was born in 1875. She is the child of Millson Thomas Channis Simm and Marie Caroline Hober Simm.
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In 1875, in the year that Emma May Simm was born, on March 1st, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act. The Act prohibited racial discrimination in both public accommodations and jury duty. Opposed by the public, the "public accommodations" sections of the Act were overturned by the Supreme Court eight years later.

In 1892, by the time she was 17 years old, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1905, at the age of 30 years old, Emma was alive when acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1947, by the time she was 72 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1950, in the year of Emma May Simm's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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