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Henry Stuart Burnell (1881 - 1970)

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Henry Stuart Burnell
1881 - 1970
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1881
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1970
Glen, Australia
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Glen, Australia
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Henry Stuart Burnell was born in 1881. He is the child of Henry Woolls Burnell and Elizabeth Newton Burnell. He died in 1970 in Glen, Australia at age 89.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Henry Stuart Burnell passed away in 1970 in Glen, Australia at 89 years of age. He was born in 1881. He is the child of Henry Woolls Burnell and Elizabeth Newton Burnell.
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In 1881, in the year that Henry Stuart Burnell was born, on May 21st, Clara Barton, a nurse, founded the American Red Cross. She was inspired by the Red Cross in Geneva Switzerland and the International Red Cross.

In 1896, at the age of just 15 years old, Henry was alive when on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1948, at the age of 67 years old, Henry was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1960, Henry was 79 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1970, in the year of Henry Stuart Burnell's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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