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Neil Mcswain Mckenzie (1879 - 1963)

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Neil Mcswain Mckenzie
1879 - 1963
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1879
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1963
Warr, Australia
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Warr, Australia
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Neil Mcswain Mckenzie was born in 1879. He is the child of Duncan Mckenzie and Catherine Mckenzie Mckenzie. He died in 1963 in Warr, Australia at 84 years of age.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Neil Mcswain Mckenzie passed away in 1963 in Warr, Australia at 84 years old. He was born in 1879. He is the child of Duncan Mckenzie and Catherine Mckenzie Mckenzie.
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In 1879, in the year that Neil Mcswain Mckenzie was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

In 1903, he was 24 years old when 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 1915, at the age of 36 years old, Neil was alive when the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1945, when he was 66 years old, on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

In 1963, in the year of Neil Mcswain Mckenzie's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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