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Lilian Monica Mitchell (1887 - 1968)

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Lilian Monica Mitchell
1887 - 1968
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1887
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1968
Camberwell, Australia
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Camberwell, Australia
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Lilian Monica Mitchell was born in 1887. She is the child of Neill Thomas Mitchell and Annie Dawson Mitchell. She died in 1968 in Camberwell, Australia at 81 years of age.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Lilian Monica Mitchell died in 1968 in Camberwell, Australia at age 81. She was born in 1887. She is the child of Neill Thomas Mitchell and Annie Dawson Mitchell.
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In 1887, in the year that Lilian Monica Mitchell was born, on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

In 1899, Lilian was only 12 years old when on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1920, she was 33 years old when Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1947, Lilian was 60 years old when 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 1968, in the year of Lilian Monica Mitchell's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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