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Miriam Agnes Newlands (1910 - 1980)

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Miriam Agnes Newlands
1910 - 1980
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1910
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1980
Boro, Australia
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Boro, Australia
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Miriam Agnes Newlands was born in 1910. She is the child of Free William J Newlands and Christ Olga Newlands. She died in 1980 in Boro, Australia at age 70.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Miriam Agnes Newlands passed away in 1980 in Boro, Australia at 70 years of age. She was born in 1910. She is the child of Free William J Newlands and Christ Olga Newlands.
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In 1910, in the year that Miriam Agnes Newlands was born, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1933, by the time she was 23 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1946, at the age of 36 years old, Miriam was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1954, at the age of 44 years old, Miriam was alive when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1980, in the year of Miriam Agnes Newlands's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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