Millicent Mary Ryan (1884 - 1959)

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Millicent Mary Ryan
1884 - 1959
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
Millicent Mary Ryan was born in 1884. She was born to Ward Artemus Ryan and Frances Neylon Ryan. She died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 75 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Millicent Mary Ryan died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 75 years of age. She was born in 1884. She was born to Ward Artemus Ryan and Frances Neylon Ryan.

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In 1884, in the year that Millicent Mary Ryan was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1890, at the age of just 6 years old, Millicent was alive when on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1936, when she was 52 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 1947, when she was 63 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1959, in the year of Millicent Mary Ryan's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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