John Alex Brown (1867 - 1950)

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John Alex Brown
1867 - 1950
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1867
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1950
E Bwick, Australia
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E Bwick, Australia
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John Alex Brown was born in 1867. He is the child of Robert Brown and Jean Stewart Brown. He died in 1950 in E Bwick, Australia at 83 years old.
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John Alex Brown died in 1950 in E Bwick, Australia at age 83. He was born in 1867. He is the child of Robert Brown and Jean Stewart Brown.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during John's lifetime.

In 1867, in the year that John Alex Brown was born, on August 7th through September 20th, the new nation of Canada held its first Federal election. John A. Macdonald's Conservatives won the election.

In 1885, by the time he was 18 years old, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1892, by the time he was 25 years old, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1928, John was 61 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1950, in the year of John Alex Brown's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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