Mary Cox (1815 - 1898)

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Mary Cox
1815 - 1898
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1815
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1898
Warnambool, Australia
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Warnambool, Australia
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Mary Cox was born in 1815. She was born to Mainwaring Rees Cox. She died in 1898 in Warnambool, Australia at age 83.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Cox died in 1898 in Warnambool, Australia at age 83. She was born in 1815. She was born to Mainwaring Rees Cox.

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In 1815, in the year that Mary Cox was born, on June 18th, the Battle of Waterloo was fought. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and Gebhard Leberecht von Bl├╝cher decisively defeated Napoleon's troops. The defeat at Waterloo ended Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French. Napoleon would die in exile six years later.

In 1831, by the time she was 16 years old, on August 21st, in the United States, Nat Turner's slave rebellion broke out in Southampton County, Virginia. Rebel slaves, led by Nat Turner, killed from 55 to 65 people - the largest and deadliest slave uprising in U.S. history. The rebellion was suppressed after a few days and Virginia executed 56 slaves accused of being part of the rebellion although many were innocent. Nat Turner was captured on October 30th, tried, and hung on November 11th.

In 1859, when she was 44 years old, on April 25th, the Suez Canal Company began construction of the Suez Canal. It took 10 years to complete the canal.

In 1870, at the age of 55 years old, Mary was alive when on June 26th, Christmas was declared an official federal holiday in the United States. By 1860, 14 states had declared Christmas a legal holiday but the practice of celebrating Christmas was a local - and religious - choice previously.

In 1898, in the year of Mary Cox's passing, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

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