Raymond Hill Bryan (1899 - 1959)

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Raymond Hill Bryan
1899 - 1959
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1899
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1959
Blac, Australia
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Blac, Australia
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Raymond Hill Bryan was born in 1899. He was born to Abraham Bryan and Eleanor Hill Bryan. He died in 1959 in Blac, Australia at 60 years old.
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Raymond Hill Bryan died in 1959 in Blac, Australia at 60 years of age. He was born in 1899. He was born to Abraham Bryan and Eleanor Hill Bryan.

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In 1899, in the year that Raymond Hill Bryan was born, 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 1904, Raymond was only 5 years old when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1916, by the time he was 17 years old, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1948, when he was 49 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1959, in the year of Raymond Hill Bryan'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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