Francis Alverian Obrien (1900 - 1959)

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Francis Alverian Obrien
1900 - 1959
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1900
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1959
Gard, Australia
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Gard, Australia
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Francis Alverian Obrien was born in 1900. He was born to William Obrien and Annie Walker Obrien. He died in 1959 in Gard, Australia at age 59.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Francis Alverian Obrien passed away in 1959 in Gard, Australia at 59 years old. He was born in 1900. He was born to William Obrien and Annie Walker Obrien.

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In 1900, in the year that Francis Alverian Obrien was born, Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1914, by the time he was only 14 years old, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1926, Francis was 26 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1944, at the age of 44 years old, Francis was alive when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1959, in the year of Francis Alverian Obrien's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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