James Henry Rooney

(1887 - 1956)

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James Henry Rooney
1887 - 1956
Born
1887
Death
1956
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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James Henry Rooney was born in 1887. He was born to James Henry Rooney and Elizabeth Diamond Rooney. He died in 1956 in Kew, Australia at 69 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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James Henry Rooney passed away in 1956 in Kew, Australia at 69 years old. He was born in 1887. He was born to James Henry Rooney and Elizabeth Diamond Rooney.

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In 1887, in the year that James Henry Rooney was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1898, James was merely 11 years old when on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1908, at the age of 21 years old, James was alive when a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1914, by the time he was 27 years old, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1956, in the year of James Henry Rooney'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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