Michael Donovan (1875 - 1950)

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Michael Donovan
1875 - 1950
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1875
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1950
Northcote, Australia
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Northcote, Australia
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Michael Donovan was born in 1875. He is the child of Matthew Donovan and Maria Odea Donovan. He died in 1950 in Northcote, Australia at 75 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Michael Donovan passed away in 1950 in Northcote, Australia at 75 years of age. He was born in 1875. He is the child of Matthew Donovan and Maria Odea Donovan.

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In 1875, in the year that Michael Donovan was born, on February 21st, Jeanne Calment was born in southern France. Her father was a shipbuilder and her mother was from a family of millers. She died August 4th, 1997 of natural causes - the world's oldest documented person to have ever lived - at the age of 122 years and 164 days.

In 1900, he was 25 years old when the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1928, Michael was 53 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1936, by the time he was 61 years old, 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 1950, in the year of Michael Donovan's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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