James Henry Taylor

(1871 - 1909)

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James Henry Taylor
1871 - 1909
Born
1871
St Kilda, Australia
Death
1909
Pland, Australia
Last Known Residence
St Kilda, Australia
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James Henry Taylor was born in 1871 in St Kilda, Australia. He was born to Taylor William Taylor and Johanna Brown Taylor. He died in 1909 in Pland, Australia at 38 years of age.
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James Henry Taylor died in 1909 in Pland, Australia at age 38. He was born in 1871 in St Kilda, Australia. He was born to Taylor William Taylor and Johanna Brown Taylor.

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In 1871, in the year that James Henry Taylor was born, on July 20th, British Columbia became the 6th province of Canada. While Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, Victoria was chosen as the capital..

In 1886, when he was merely 15 years old, on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1887, when he was 16 years old, on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

In 1891, he was 20 years old when James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1909, in the year of James Henry Taylor's passing, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

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