Frederick Arthur Stone (1878 - 1959)

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Frederick Arthur Stone
1878 - 1959
Richmond, Australia
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Richmond, Australia
Frederick Arthur Stone was born in 1878. He died in 1959 in Richmond, Australia at 81 years old.
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Frederick Arthur Stone passed away in 1959 in Richmond, Australia at 81 years old. He was born in 1878. There is no information about Frederick's immediate family.

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In 1878, in the year that Frederick Arthur Stone was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1885, he was only 7 years old when on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1917, he was 39 years old when the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1929, at the age of 51 years old, Frederick was alive when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1959, in the year of Frederick Arthur Stone'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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