Patrick Edward Meagher (1873 - 1960)

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Patrick Edward Meagher
1873 - 1960
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1873
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1960
Mary, Australia
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Mary, Australia
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Patrick Edward Meagher was born in 1873. He was born to Patrick Edwa Meagher and Margaret Mar Hassett Meagher. He died in 1960 in Mary, Australia at age 87.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Patrick Edward Meagher died in 1960 in Mary, Australia at age 87. He was born in 1873. He was born to Patrick Edwa Meagher and Margaret Mar Hassett Meagher.

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In 1873, in the year that Patrick Edward Meagher was born, on September 18th, the New York stock market crash - due to the failure of a number of banks - began the Panic of 1873. After the boom following the Civil War, the Coinage Act of 1873 and other factors led to the market crash. Thus began the "Long Depression" - also called the "Great Depression" until the 1930's.

In 1887, at the age of only 14 years old, Patrick was alive when on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1899, when he was 26 years old, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1938, Patrick was 65 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1960, in the year of Patrick Edward Meagher's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

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