Florence May Day (1887 - 1957)

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Arma, Australia

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Arma, Australia

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Family

Father: Stephenson Wil Day
Mother: Margaret Brennan Day

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May

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Paul F Day

Paul F Day

Melvin Calendar and Paul Day

Melvin Calendar and Paul Day

Terry Melcher

Terry Melcher

Doris Day and Terry Melcher

Doris Day and Terry Melcher

Terrence and Doris Day, party

Terrence and Doris Day, party

Terry Melcher and Doris Day

Terry Melcher and Doris Day

Terrence "Terry" Melcher and Doris Day

Terrence "Terry" Melcher and Doris Day

John Emmet Raitt, Doris Day

John Emmet Raitt, Doris Day

Jupiter Day

Jupiter Day

Jupiter Day

Jupiter Day

Brenda Jean Day

Brenda Jean Day

Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day

Fred Douglas Day

Fred Douglas Day

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George M Day,Jr Paul F Day Melvin Calendar and Paul Day Terry Melcher

Timeline

1887 - In the year that Florence May Day was born, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

1915 - At the age of 28 years old, Florence was alive when the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

1916 - By the time she was 29 years old, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1945 - When she was 58 years old, on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

1957 - In the year of Florence May Day's passing, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

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Florence May Day died in 1957 in Arma, Australia at 70 years old. There is no known cause of death for Florence. She was born in 1887. She was born to Stephenson Wil Day and Margaret Brennan Day, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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