George Henry Hughes (1892 - 1959)

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George Henry Hughes
1892 - 1959
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1892
South Yarra, Australia
Death
1959
Hawthorn, Australia
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South Yarra, Australia
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George Henry Hughes was born in 1892 in South Yarra, Australia. He was born to John Richard Hughes and Alice Bethania (Wiber) Hughes. He died in 1959 in Hawthorn, Australia at age 67.
Updated: September 5, 2019
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George Henry Hughes died in 1959 in Hawthorn, Australia at 67 years of age. He was born in 1892 in South Yarra, Australia. He was born to John Richard Hughes and Alice Bethania (Wiber) Hughes.

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In 1892, in the year that George Henry Hughes was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1919, by the time he was 27 years old, the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1937, at the age of 45 years old, George was alive when 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 1947, he was 55 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1959, in the year of George Henry Hughes'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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