Mavis Walker Curwin (1914 - 1959)

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Mavis Walker Curwin
1914 - 1959
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1914
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1959
Will, Australia
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Will, Australia
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Mavis Walker Curwin was born in 1914. She was born to Clark Arthur H Walker Curwin and Maud Alice Walker Curwin. She died in 1959 in Will, Australia at age 45.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mavis Walker Curwin passed away in 1959 in Will, Australia at 45 years of age. She was born in 1914. She was born to Clark Arthur H Walker Curwin and Maud Alice Walker Curwin.

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In 1914, in the year that Mavis Walker Curwin was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1920, when she was merely 6 years old, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1938, she was 24 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1944, she was 30 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1959, in the year of Mavis Walker Curwin'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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