Myrza Elizabeth Richards (1882 - 1949)

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Myrza Elizabeth Richards
1882 - 1949
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1882
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1949
Yarram, Australia
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Yarram, Australia
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Myrza Elizabeth Richards was born in 1882. Myrza was born to Best Thomas Richards and Sabina Trathewey Richards. Myrza died in 1949 in Yarram, Australia at 67 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Myrza Elizabeth Richards died in 1949 in Yarram, Australia at age 67. Myrza was born in 1882. Myrza was born to Best Thomas Richards and Sabina Trathewey Richards.

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In 1882, in the year that Myrza Elizabeth Richards was born, on January 5th, writer and lawyer Charles J. Guiteau was found guilty of the assassination of President Garfield. Guiteau was "offended" because his job applications had been rejected by Garfield's government. He was sentenced to death -although his lawyer plead insanity - and hanged five months later, on June 30th.

In 1891, this person was just 9 years old when on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1915, when this person was 33 years old, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1934, Myrza was 52 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1949, in the year of Myrza Elizabeth Richards's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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