Ethel Florence Sarah Richardson (1878 - 1946)

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Fitzroy, Australia

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Fitzroy, Australia

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Family

Father: Pearce William Thomas Richardson
Mother: Sarah Ware Richardson

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Middle name

Florence Sarah

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1878 - In the year that Ethel Florence Sarah Richardson was born, in Africa, the death of the last confirmed Cape lion occurred. The Cape lion was slightly larger than other lions and had black ears, a black mane, and black hair on its belly.

1879 - At the age of just 1 year old, Ethel was alive when on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

1896 - By the time she was 18 years old, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

1903 - When she was 25 years old, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

1946 - In the year of Ethel Florence Sarah Richardson'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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Ethel Florence Sarah Richardson passed away in 1946 in Fitzroy, Australia at 68 years old. No cause of death has been listed. She was born in 1878. She was born to Pearce William Thomas Richardson and Sarah Ware Richardson, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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