Harriet Maude Powles (1875 - 1956)

Harriet Maude Powles
1875 - 1956
updated February 06, 2019
Harriet Maude Powles was born in 1875. She was born to Thomas Powles and Emma Mailes Powles. She died in 1956 in Macl, Australia at 81 years old.
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Harriet Maude Powles passed away in 1956 in Macl, Australia at age 81. She was born in 1875. She was born to Thomas Powles and Emma Mailes Powles.
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In 1875, in the year that Harriet Maude Powles was born, on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

In 1897, Harriet was 22 years old when on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1918, by the time she was 43 years old, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1941, at the age of 66 years old, Harriet was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1956, in the year of Harriet Maude Powles's passing, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

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