Muriel Annie Bla Dodsworth (1891 - 1960)

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Muriel Annie Bla Dodsworth
1891 - 1960
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1891
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1960
Suns, Australia
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Suns, Australia
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Muriel Annie Bla Dodsworth was born in 1891. She was born to Taylor Charles Dodsworth and Mary Cole Dodsworth. She died in 1960 in Suns, Australia at age 69.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Muriel Annie Bla Dodsworth died in 1960 in Suns, Australia at 69 years old. She was born in 1891. She was born to Taylor Charles Dodsworth and Mary Cole Dodsworth.

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In 1891, in the year that Muriel Annie Bla Dodsworth was born, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1901, she was only 10 years old when the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1917, she was 26 years old when the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1951, she was 60 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1960, in the year of Muriel Annie Bla Dodsworth's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

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