Joseph Henry Hobbs (1884 - 1959)

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Joseph Henry Hobbs
1884 - 1959
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1884
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1959
Hors, Australia
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Hors, Australia
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Joseph Henry Hobbs was born in 1884. He was born to Joseph Hobbs and Mary Ann Edmonds Hobbs. He died in 1959 in Hors, Australia at age 75.
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Joseph Henry Hobbs passed away in 1959 in Hors, Australia at age 75. He was born in 1884. He was born to Joseph Hobbs and Mary Ann Edmonds Hobbs.

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In 1884, in the year that Joseph Henry Hobbs was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1901, when he was 17 years old, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1921, at the age of 37 years old, Joseph was alive when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1932, at the age of 48 years old, Joseph was alive when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1959, in the year of Joseph Henry Hobbs's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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