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Olive Yates Swinden (1892 - 1950)

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Olive Yates Swinden
1892 - 1950
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1892
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1950
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Olive Yates Swinden was born in 1892. She is the child of Francis Arthur Swinden and Lucy Davis Swinden. She died in 1950 in Melbourne, Australia at 58 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Olive Yates Swinden died in 1950 in Melbourne, Australia at 58 years old. She was born in 1892. She is the child of Francis Arthur Swinden and Lucy Davis Swinden.
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In 1892, in the year that Olive Yates Swinden was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1907, she was only 15 years old when the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1919, when she was 27 years old, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1936, she was 44 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1950, in the year of Olive Yates Swinden's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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