Nicholas Joseph Canning

(1894 - 1959)

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Nicholas Joseph Canning
1894 - 1959
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1894
Coonglrang, Australia
Death
1959
Kew, Australia
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Coonglrang, Australia
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Nicholas Joseph Canning was born in 1894 in Coonglrang, Australia. He was born to Margaret Lawless Canning, with sibling William. He died in 1959 in Kew, Australia at 65 years old.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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Nicholas Joseph Canning passed away in 1959 in Kew, Australia at 65 years old. He was born in 1894 in Coonglrang, Australia. He was born to Margaret Lawless Canning, with sibling William.

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In 1894, in the year that Nicholas Joseph Canning was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1901, Nicholas was just 7 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 1910, when he was 16 years old, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1933, he was 39 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1959, in the year of Nicholas Joseph Canning'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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