Evelyn May Kiss

(1892 - 1958)

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Evelyn May Kiss
1892 - 1958
Born
1892
Death
1958
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Evelyn May Kiss was born in 1892. She was born to Jones Henry Kiss and Bridget Cunningham Kiss. She died in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia at age 66.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Evelyn May Kiss passed away in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia at 66 years of age. She was born in 1892. She was born to Jones Henry Kiss and Bridget Cunningham Kiss.

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In 1892, in the year that Evelyn May Kiss was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1906, by the time she was only 14 years old, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1936, she was 44 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1940, at the age of 48 years old, Evelyn was alive when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1958, in the year of Evelyn May Kiss's passing, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

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