Joseph Darby Attwell (1863 - 1946)

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Footscray, Australia

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Footscray, Australia

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Father: Attwell Joseph Attwell
Mother: Susannah Darby Attwell

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Darby

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1863 - In the year that Joseph Darby Attwell was born, in January, British scientist John Tyndall proved the greenhouse effect - which had been widely theorized, but not proven, by scientists.

1897 - By the time he was 34 years old, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

1907 - By the time he was 44 years old, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

1922 - By the time he was 59 years old, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

1946 - In the year of Joseph Darby Attwell's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Joseph Darby Attwell passed away in 1946 in Footscray, Australia at age 83. There is no known cause of death. He was born in 1863. He was born to Attwell Joseph Attwell and Susannah Darby Attwell, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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