George Robert Collett (1900 - 1976)

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George Robert Collett
1900 - 1976
Born
1900
Marysborough, Australia
Death
1976
Geelong, Australia
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Marysborough, Australia
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George Robert Collett was born in 1900 in Marysborough, Australia. He is the child of William Henry Collett and Emily Corey Collett. He died in 1976 in Geelong, Australia at 76 years old.
Updated: August 1, 2019
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George Robert Collett died in 1976 in Geelong, Australia at 76 years of age. He was born in 1900 in Marysborough, Australia. He is the child of William Henry Collett and Emily Corey Collett.

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In 1900, in the year that George Robert Collett was born, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1915, George was just 15 years old when The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1929, George was 29 years old when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1967, by the time he was 67 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1976, in the year of George Robert Collett's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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