Jane Elizabeth George (1870 - 1949)

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Jane Elizabeth George
1870 - 1949
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1870
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1949
Ewick, Australia
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Ewick, Australia
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Jane Elizabeth George was born in 1870. She is the child of George Charles Augustus George and Hope Ray George. She died in 1949 in Ewick, Australia at 79 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jane Elizabeth George died in 1949 in Ewick, Australia at age 79. She was born in 1870. She is the child of George Charles Augustus George and Hope Ray George.

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In 1870, in the year that Jane Elizabeth George was born, on March 31st, Thomas Mundy Peterson was the first African-American male who voted in an election - a local election about the town charter. Peterson, a school principal, was also the first to hold elected office and the first to sit on a jury.

In 1891, when she was 21 years old, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1908, when she was 38 years old, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1912, when she was 42 years old, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1949, in the year of Jane Elizabeth George'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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