Grace Lilly Allen (1881 - 1959)

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Grace Lilly Allen
1881 - 1959
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1881
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1959
Malvern, Australia
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Malvern, Australia
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Grace Lilly Allen was born in 1881. She was born to Brown Thomas J Allen and Margaret Kelly Allen. She died in 1959 in Malvern, Australia at 78 years of age.
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Grace Lilly Allen died in 1959 in Malvern, Australia at 78 years old. She was born in 1881. She was born to Brown Thomas J Allen and Margaret Kelly Allen.

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In 1881, in the year that Grace Lilly Allen was born, on March 4th, James A. Garfield became the 20th President of the United States. On July 2nd, he was shot by Charles Guiteau, a lawyer, in Washington, D.C. The wound became infected and Garfield died on September 19. Vice President Chester A. Arthur immediately became the 21st President.

In 1912, Grace was 31 years old when in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1937, at the age of 56 years old, Grace was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1944, when she was 63 years old, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1959, in the year of Grace Lilly Allen'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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