Gwenllian Llewellyn (1877 - 1963)

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Gwenllian Llewellyn
1877 - 1963
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1877
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1963
Midd, Australia
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Midd, Australia
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Gwenllian Llewellyn was born in 1877. She was born to Harry Jenkin Llewellyn and Ann Griffiths Llewellyn. She died in 1963 in Midd, Australia at age 86.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Gwenllian Llewellyn passed away in 1963 in Midd, Australia at 86 years old. She was born in 1877. She was born to Harry Jenkin Llewellyn and Ann Griffiths Llewellyn.

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In 1877, in the year that Gwenllian Llewellyn was born, on November 21st, Thomas Edison announced his new invention - the phonograph. Recording sound was considered to be Edison's first great invention. On November 29th, he demonstrated the phonograph for the public.

In 1895, she was 18 years old when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1920, she was 43 years old when in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1954, when she was 77 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1963, in the year of Gwenllian Llewellyn's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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