Malcolm Douglas Mclean (1878 - 1949)

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Malcolm Douglas Mclean
1878 - 1949
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1878
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1949
Bdale, Australia
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Bdale, Australia
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Malcolm Douglas Mclean was born in 1878. He was born to Mclean James Stewart Mclean and Alice Waldie Mclean. He died in 1949 in Bdale, Australia at 71 years old.
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Malcolm Douglas Mclean died in 1949 in Bdale, Australia at 71 years old. He was born in 1878. He was born to Mclean James Stewart Mclean and Alice Waldie Mclean.

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In 1878, in the year that Malcolm Douglas Mclean was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1886, at the age of merely 8 years old, Malcolm was alive when on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

In 1909, Malcolm was 31 years old when the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1934, at the age of 56 years old, Malcolm was alive when 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 1949, in the year of Malcolm Douglas Mclean's passing, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

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