May Mary Beadle (1896 - 1965)

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May Mary Beadle
1896 - 1965
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1896
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1965
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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May Mary Beadle was born in 1896. She was born to Knight Thomas Beadle and Emma Cousins Beadle. She died in 1965 in Melbourne, Australia at 69 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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May Mary Beadle passed away in 1965 in Melbourne, Australia at 69 years old. She was born in 1896. She was born to Knight Thomas Beadle and Emma Cousins Beadle.

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In 1896, in the year that May Mary Beadle was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1909, May was merely 13 years old when Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1937, by the time she was 41 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1949, at the age of 53 years old, May was alive when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1965, in the year of May Mary Beadle's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

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