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Hugh Griffith (1836 - 1859)

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Hugh Griffith
1836 - 1859
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1836
Death
1859
Australia
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Hugh Griffith was born in 1836. He died in 1859 in Australia at 23 years old. We know that Hugh Griffith had been residing in Australia.
Updated: September 2, 2013
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Hugh Griffith died in 1859 in Australia at age 23. He was born in 1836. We are unaware of information about Hugh's surviving family. We know that Hugh Griffith had been residing in Australia.
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1836 - 1859 World Events

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In 1836, in the year that Hugh Griffith was born, on February 23rd, the Battle of the Alamo began. A group of American settlers were surrounded by the Mexican Army, led by Santa Anna, at the Alamo. The battle lasted until March 6th - all of the settler army was killed. Historians estimate that 400–600 in the Mexican Army were killed.

In 1840, at the age of just 4 years old, Hugh was alive when on May 7th, the Great Natchez Tornado hit Mississippi. Around 2p, the second deadliest tornado in U.S. history hit Natchez and the surrounding area. It has been estimated to be a F4 or F5 storm and over 317 people were killed - 109 were injured.

In 1842, at the age of only 6 years old, Hugh was alive when Sir Richard Owen, an English paleontologist, created the name "Dinosauria", which meant "Terrible Reptile" or "Fearfully Great Reptile". It has since been Anglicized to "dinosaur".

In 1859, in the year of Hugh Griffith's passing, on April 25th, the Suez Canal Company began construction of the Suez Canal. It took 10 years to complete the canal.

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