Esther Palmer Gunningham (1868 - 1946)

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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia

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Family

Father: Butterfield William Palmer Gunningham
Mother: Caroline Rudd Gunningham

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Palmer

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1868 - In the year that Esther Palmer Gunningham was born, on May 30th, Memorial Day was observed as a day to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with flowers. General John A. Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, had declared the 30th "Decoration Day".

1878 - She was only 10 years old when on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

1883 - At the age of merely 15 years old, Esther was alive when on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

1939 - By the time she was 71 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

1946 - In the year of Esther Palmer Gunningham's passing, 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.

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Esther Palmer Gunningham died in 1946 in Melbourne, Australia at age 78. No cause of death has been entered. She was born in 1868. She was born to Butterfield William Palmer Gunningham and Caroline Rudd Gunningham, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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