Lilian Elsie Sondersoe (1882 - 1974)

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Lilian Elsie Sondersoe
1882 - 1974
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1882
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1974
Wind, Australia
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Wind, Australia
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Lilian Elsie Sondersoe was born in 1882. She was born to Cutler Edward Sondersoe and Sarah Annie Greaves Sondersoe. She died in 1974 in Wind, Australia at 92 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Lilian Elsie Sondersoe passed away in 1974 in Wind, Australia at age 92. She was born in 1882. She was born to Cutler Edward Sondersoe and Sarah Annie Greaves Sondersoe.

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In 1882, in the year that Lilian Elsie Sondersoe was born, on January 5th, writer and lawyer Charles J. Guiteau was found guilty of the assassination of President Garfield. Guiteau was "offended" because his job applications had been rejected by Garfield's government. He was sentenced to death -although his lawyer plead insanity - and hanged five months later, on June 30th.

In 1898, she was 16 years old when magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1906, by the time she was 24 years old, author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1947, by the time she was 65 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1974, in the year of Lilian Elsie Sondersoe's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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