Frances Alice Sweeney (1878 - 1891)

Frances Alice Sweeney
1878 - 1891
updated February 06, 2019
Frances Alice Sweeney was born in 1878. She was born to John Sweeney and Alice Reedy Sweeney. She died in 1891 in Berwick, Australia at 13 years of age.
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Frances Alice Sweeney died in 1891 in Berwick, Australia at 13 years of age. She was born in 1878. She was born to John Sweeney and Alice Reedy Sweeney.
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In 1878, in the year that Frances Alice Sweeney was born, on September 12th, Cleopatra's Needle, built in Egypt in 1450 B.C. and transported to England, was erected in London. It had arrived in England on January 21st, having been towed by boat.

In 1880, when she was merely 2 years old, on August 14th Cologne Cathedral, in Germany, was finally completed. Construction began in 1248, was halted in 1473, and then begun again in the 1800's - completed after 632 years.

In 1888, Frances was just 10 years old when on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1891, in the year of Frances Alice Sweeney's passing, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

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