Michael Anth Dervan (1871 - 1950)

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Michael Anth Dervan
1871 - 1950
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1871
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1950
Northcote, Australia
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Northcote, Australia
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Michael Anth Dervan was born in 1871. He is the child of Thomas Dervan and Johanna Cass Dervan. He died in 1950 in Northcote, Australia at age 79.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Michael Anth Dervan died in 1950 in Northcote, Australia at 79 years old. He was born in 1871. He is the child of Thomas Dervan and Johanna Cass Dervan.

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In 1871, in the year that Michael Anth Dervan was born, on July 20th, British Columbia became the 6th province of Canada. While Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, Victoria was chosen as the capital..

In 1899, Michael was 28 years old when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1926, when he was 55 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1949, when he was 78 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1950, in the year of Michael Anth Dervan's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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