Margaret Rooney

(1876 - 1954)

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Margaret Rooney
1876 - 1954
Born
1876
Death
1954
Sandhurst, Australia
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Sandhurst, Australia
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Margaret Rooney was born in 1876. She was born to Rae James Rooney and Margaret Scott Rooney. She died in 1954 in Sandhurst, Australia at age 78.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Margaret Rooney died in 1954 in Sandhurst, Australia at 78 years of age. She was born in 1876. She was born to Rae James Rooney and Margaret Scott Rooney.

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In 1876, in the year that Margaret Rooney was born, on May 1st, Queen Victoria added the title Empress of India, a title held by British monarchs until 1948 - when India gained independence from the United Kingdom.

In 1883, at the age of just 7 years old, Margaret was alive when from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

In 1892, when she was 16 years old, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1920, at the age of 44 years old, Margaret was alive when on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1954, in the year of Margaret Rooney's passing, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

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