Owen Thomas Mcgee

(1880 - 1957)

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Owen Thomas Mcgee
1880 - 1957
Born
1880
E Hill, Australia
Death
1957
Heidelberg, Australia
Last Known Residence
Heidelberg, Australia
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Owen Thomas Mcgee was born in 1880 in E Hill, Australia. He was born to Anastasia Byrne Mcgee, with sibling Owen. He died in 1957 in Heidelberg, Australia at 77 years of age.
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Owen Thomas Mcgee passed away in 1957 in Heidelberg, Australia at age 77. He was born in 1880 in E Hill, Australia. He was born to Anastasia Byrne Mcgee, with sibling Owen.

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In 1880, in the year that Owen Thomas Mcgee was born, on August 26th, P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey signed a contract in Bridgeport, CT, creating the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Twenty-seven years later, the Barnum and Bailey would merge with another circus, Ringling Brothers.

In 1902, when he was 22 years old, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1933, by the time he was 53 years old, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1949, Owen was 69 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1957, in the year of Owen Thomas Mcgee's passing, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

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