Ethel Lily Brown (1893 - 1959)

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Ethel Lily Brown
1893 - 1959
Boor, Australia
Brighton, Australia
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Brighton, Australia
Ethel Lily Brown was born in 1893 in Boor, Australia. She was born to Mary Ann (Kent) Brown, with sibling John. She died in 1959 in Brighton, Australia at 66 years of age.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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Ethel Lily Brown
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Ethel Lily Brown
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Brighton, Australia
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Ethel Brown was born in in Boor, Australia
Ethel Brown died in in Brighton, Australia
Ethel Brown was born in in Boor, Australia
Ethel Brown died in in Brighton, Australia

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Ethel Lily Brown died in 1959 in Brighton, Australia at 66 years old. She was born in 1893 in Boor, Australia. She was born to Mary Ann (Kent) Brown, with sibling John.

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In 1893, in the year that Ethel Lily Brown was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1926, Ethel was 33 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1930, when she was 37 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1947, Ethel was 54 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1959, in the year of Ethel Lily Brown'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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