Muriel May Ward (1906 - 1959)

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Muriel May Ward
1906 - 1959
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1906
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1959
Bair, Australia
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Bair, Australia
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Muriel May Ward was born in 1906. She was born to Mounsey Willia Ward and Florence Lillia King Ward. She died in 1959 in Bair, Australia at 53 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Muriel May Ward passed away in 1959 in Bair, Australia at age 53. She was born in 1906. She was born to Mounsey Willia Ward and Florence Lillia King Ward.

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In 1906, in the year that Muriel May Ward was born, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1923, Muriel was 17 years old when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1939, when she was 33 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1949, when she was 43 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1959, in the year of Muriel May Ward's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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