Harriet Seammell Bensted (1873 - 1949)

Harriet Seammell Bensted
1873 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Harriet Seammell Bensted was born in 1873. She was born to Welsh Charles Dougl Bensted and Elizabeth Henriet Tanner Bensted. She died in 1949 in Werribee, Australia at 76 years old.
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Harriet Seammell Bensted
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Harriet Seammell Bensted died in 1949 in Werribee, Australia at age 76. She was born in 1873. She was born to Welsh Charles Dougl Bensted and Elizabeth Henriet Tanner Bensted.
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In 1873, in the year that Harriet Seammell Bensted was born, on March 3rd, the U.S. Congress enacted the Comstock Law. The law made it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" material through the U.S. mail. This included erotica, contraceptives, sex toys, abortifacients, information about these items, and "personal letters alluding to any sexual content or information".

In 1891, when she was 18 years old, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1901, Harriet was 28 years old when Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1931, Harriet was 58 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1949, in the year of Harriet Seammell Bensted's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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