Florence Alicia Ward (1873 - 1950)

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Florence Alicia Ward
1873 - 1950
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1873
Death
1950
S Hills, Australia
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S Hills, Australia
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Florence Alicia Ward was born in 1873. She is the child of Ritchie Thomas Ward. She died in 1950 in S Hills, Australia at 77 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Florence Alicia Ward died in 1950 in S Hills, Australia at 77 years of age. She was born in 1873. She is the child of Ritchie Thomas Ward.

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In 1873, in the year that Florence Alicia Ward was born, on March 3rd, the U.S. Congress enacted the Comstock Law. The law made it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" material through the U.S. mail. This included erotica, contraceptives, sex toys, abortifacients, information about these items, and "personal letters alluding to any sexual content or information".

In 1927, at the age of 54 years old, Florence was alive when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1939, Florence was 66 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1949, at the age of 76 years old, Florence was alive when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1950, in the year of Florence Alicia Ward's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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