Frances Belinda Francis (1864 - 1949)

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Frances Belinda Francis
1864 - 1949
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1864
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1949
Yea, Australia
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Yea, Australia
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Frances Belinda Francis was born in 1864. She was born to Minchinton John Francis and Ellen Amelia Butler Francis. She died in 1949 in Yea, Australia at age 85.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Frances Belinda Francis died in 1949 in Yea, Australia at age 85. She was born in 1864. She was born to Minchinton John Francis and Ellen Amelia Butler Francis.

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In 1864, in the year that Frances Belinda Francis was born, on February 25th, the first prisoners arrived at Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Andersonville became notorious for the conditions that Union prisoners endured. 500 prisoners had left from Richmond, Virginia the week before - eventually 13,000 prisoners would die at the prison.

In 1874, Frances was only 10 years old when on September 14th, the Battle of Liberty Place occurred in New Orleans - the capital of Louisiana. Some members of the previous Confederate Army assembled for the purpose of "driving the usurpers from power" and the Republican Governor - William P. Kellogg - was physically driven from his office. The former Confederates temporarily replaced him with (the former) Democratic Governor John McEnery. Federal forces arrived, put down the insurrection, and five days later the legally elected government was restored.

In 1880, at the age of 16 years old, Frances was alive when on August 26th, P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey signed a contract in Bridgeport, CT, creating the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Twenty-seven years later, the Barnum and Bailey would merge with another circus, Ringling Brothers.

In 1937, when she was 73 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1949, in the year of Frances Belinda Francis's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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