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Kate Margaret Brown (1889 - 1960)

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Kate Margaret Brown
1889 - 1960
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1889
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1960
Glen, Australia
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Glen, Australia
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Kate Margaret Brown was born in 1889. She is the child of Gamble Beresfo Brown and Emma Tarr Brown. She died in 1960 in Glen, Australia at age 71.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Kate Margaret Brown died in 1960 in Glen, Australia at age 71. She was born in 1889. She is the child of Gamble Beresfo Brown and Emma Tarr Brown.
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In 1889, in the year that Kate Margaret Brown was born, on March 4th, Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd President of the United States. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the 9th President of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison - son of William Henry - was in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1921, by the time she was 32 years old, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1941, at the age of 52 years old, Kate was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1950, Kate was 61 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1960, in the year of Kate Margaret Brown's passing, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

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