Reginald Percy Thwaites (1879 - 1946)

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Burwood, Australia

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Burwood, Australia

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Father: Thwaites Robert Thwaites
Mother: Sara Grey Hagger Thwaites

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Percy

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1879 - In the year that Reginald Percy Thwaites was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

1902 - By the time he was 23 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!

1920 - At the age of 41 years old, Reginald was alive when on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

1931 - At the age of 52 years old, Reginald was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1946 - In the year of Reginald Percy Thwaites's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Reginald Percy Thwaites passed away in 1946 in Burwood, Australia at 67 years of age. There is no known cause of death. He was born in 1879. He was born to Thwaites Robert Thwaites and Sara Grey Hagger Thwaites, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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