Lydia Foster Iredale

(1895 - 1959)

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Lydia Foster Iredale
1895 - 1959
Born
1895
Death
1959
Tott, Australia
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Tott, Australia
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Lydia Foster Iredale was born in 1895. She was born to Butcher Iredale and Suzanna Gilding Iredale. She died in 1959 in Tott, Australia at age 64.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Lydia Foster Iredale died in 1959 in Tott, Australia at 64 years old. She was born in 1895. She was born to Butcher Iredale and Suzanna Gilding Iredale.

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In 1895, in the year that Lydia Foster Iredale was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1906, at the age of only 11 years old, Lydia was alive when 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 1919, Lydia was 24 years old when in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1934, by the time she was 39 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1959, in the year of Lydia Foster Iredale's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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