Joseph Henry Cliff (1866 - 1946)

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Merlston, Australia

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Merlston, Australia

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Family

Father: Cliff Henry Cliff
Mother: Elizabeth Edwards Cliff

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Henry

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1866 - In the year that Joseph Henry Cliff was born, on February 13th, the first robbery committed by Jesse James and his gang - a daylight bank robbery - occurred in Liberty, Missouri. Jesse's presence has been disputed but most historians agree that he was there.

1884 - At the age of 18 years old, Joseph was alive when on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

1891 - Joseph was 25 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.

1911 - He was 45 years old when British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

1946 - In the year of Joseph Henry Cliff's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Joseph Henry Cliff died in 1946 in Merlston, Australia at 80 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was born in 1866. He was born to Cliff Henry Cliff and Elizabeth Edwards Cliff, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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