Maude Emily Bennett

(1873 - 1952)

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Maude Emily Bennett
1873 - 1952
Born
1873
Death
1952
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Maude Emily Bennett was born in 1873. She was born to Heathfield William Henry Bennett and Mary Sander Bennett. She died in 1952 in Kew, Australia at 79 years of age.
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Maude Emily Bennett died in 1952 in Kew, Australia at 79 years old. She was born in 1873. She was born to Heathfield William Henry Bennett and Mary Sander Bennett.

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In 1873, in the year that Maude Emily Bennett was born, on February 12th, The Coinage Act of 1873 was signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. It went into effect on April 1st and ended the use of gold and silver in the U.S. for currency - placing the country on the gold standard. The Act wasn't popular with everyone.

In 1901, Maude was 28 years old when John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1932, Maude was 59 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1948, at the age of 75 years old, Maude was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1952, in the year of Maude Emily Bennett's passing, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

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