Rachael Jane Lanning (1874 - 1950)

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Rachael Jane Lanning
1874 - 1950
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1874
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1950
Parkville, Australia
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Parkville, Australia
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Rachael Jane Lanning was born in 1874. She is the child of Edmonds Reuben Lanning and Elizabeth Lanning. She died in 1950 in Parkville, Australia at 76 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Rachael Jane Lanning passed away in 1950 in Parkville, Australia at 76 years of age. She was born in 1874. She is the child of Edmonds Reuben Lanning and Elizabeth Lanning.

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In 1874, in the year that Rachael Jane Lanning was born, on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1902, when she was 28 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 1931, when she was 57 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1946, by the time she was 72 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1950, in the year of Rachael Jane Lanning's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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