Ernest James Doig (1884 - 1962)

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Ernest James Doig
1884 - 1962
Sandhurst, Australia
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Sandhurst, Australia
Ernest James Doig was born in 1884. He was born to John Stewart Doig and Mary Helen Smith Doig. He died in 1962 in Sandhurst, Australia at age 78.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ernest James Doig passed away in 1962 in Sandhurst, Australia at 78 years old. He was born in 1884. He was born to John Stewart Doig and Mary Helen Smith Doig.

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In 1884, in the year that Ernest James Doig was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1910, at the age of 26 years old, Ernest was alive when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1920, by the time he was 36 years old, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1941, at the age of 57 years old, Ernest was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1962, in the year of Ernest James Doig's passing, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

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