Myra Kate Vanjoolen (1903 - 1981)

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Myra Kate Vanjoolen
1903 - 1981
Bendigo, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
Myra Kate Vanjoolen was born in 1903. She was born to Murray John Vanjoolen and May Lillie Vanjoolen. She died in 1981 in Bendigo, Australia at 78 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Myra Kate Vanjoolen passed away in 1981 in Bendigo, Australia at 78 years old. She was born in 1903. She was born to Murray John Vanjoolen and May Lillie Vanjoolen.

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In 1903, in the year that Myra Kate Vanjoolen was born, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1920, Myra was 17 years old when in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1932, at the age of 29 years old, Myra was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1942, she was 39 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1981, in the year of Myra Kate Vanjoolen's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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