Maud Ethel Obrien (1890 - 1959)

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Maud Ethel Obrien
1890 - 1959
Surr, Australia
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Surr, Australia
Maud Ethel Obrien was born in 1890. She was born to Healy Patrick Obrien and Kate Webb Obrien. She died in 1959 in Surr, Australia at 69 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Maud Ethel Obrien passed away in 1959 in Surr, Australia at 69 years old. She was born in 1890. She was born to Healy Patrick Obrien and Kate Webb Obrien.

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In 1890, in the year that Maud Ethel Obrien was born, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader Éole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

In 1901, by the time she was only 11 years old, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1936, Maud was 46 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1942, at the age of 52 years old, Maud was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1959, in the year of Maud Ethel Obrien's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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