Eric Rutherford Morris (1907 - 1959)

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Eric Rutherford Morris
1907 - 1959
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1907
Death
1959
Box Hill, Australia
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Box Hill, Australia
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Eric Rutherford Morris was born in 1907. He was born to George Willi Morris and Bertha Am Rutherford Morris. He died in 1959 in Box Hill, Australia at age 52.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Eric Rutherford Morris died in 1959 in Box Hill, Australia at 52 years old. He was born in 1907. He was born to George Willi Morris and Bertha Am Rutherford Morris.

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In 1907, in the year that Eric Rutherford Morris was born, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1913, at the age of only 6 years old, Eric was alive when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1922, Eric was just 15 years old when on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1946, he was 39 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1959, in the year of Eric Rutherford Morris's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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