Mina Estella Koetsveld (1890 - 1979)

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Mina Estella Koetsveld
1890 - 1979
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
Mina Estella Koetsveld was born in 1890. She is the child of Bradshaw Willi Koetsveld and Ellen Sullivan Koetsveld. She died in 1979 in Melbourne, Australia at 89 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mina Estella Koetsveld passed away in 1979 in Melbourne, Australia at age 89. She was born in 1890. She is the child of Bradshaw Willi Koetsveld and Ellen Sullivan Koetsveld.

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In 1890, in the year that Mina Estella Koetsveld was born, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader √Čole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

In 1937, Mina was 47 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1941, she was 51 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1964, when she was 74 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1979, in the year of Mina Estella Koetsveld's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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