Florence Clara Hocking (1890 - 1949)

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Florence Clara Hocking
1890 - 1949
Bdale, Australia
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Bdale, Australia
Florence Clara Hocking was born in 1890. She was born to Riddington Raymond Ward Hocking and Ada Osborne Hocking. She died in 1949 in Bdale, Australia at age 59.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Florence Clara Hocking died in 1949 in Bdale, Australia at age 59. She was born in 1890. She was born to Riddington Raymond Ward Hocking and Ada Osborne Hocking.

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In 1890, in the year that Florence Clara Hocking was born, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1911, by the time she was 21 years old, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1928, she was 38 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1939, by the time she was 49 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.

In 1949, in the year of Florence Clara Hocking's passing, 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."

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