Matilda Maud Rooney

(1887 - 1956)

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Matilda Maud Rooney
1887 - 1956
Born
1887
Death
1956
Maid, Australia
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Maid, Australia
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Matilda Maud Rooney was born in 1887. She was born to Meadows Charle Rooney and Fanny Maud Gittos Rooney. She died in 1956 in Maid, Australia at 69 years of age.
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Matilda Maud Rooney died in 1956 in Maid, Australia at 69 years of age. She was born in 1887. She was born to Meadows Charle Rooney and Fanny Maud Gittos Rooney.

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In 1887, in the year that Matilda Maud Rooney was born, on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1910, at the age of 23 years old, Matilda was alive when the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1935, by the time she was 48 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1943, she was 56 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1956, in the year of Matilda Maud Rooney's passing, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

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