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Richard Barnes (1879 - 1962)

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Richard Barnes
1879 - 1962
Born
August 11, 1879
Illinois
Death
June 1962
Last Known Residence
California
Summary
Richard Barnes of California was born on August 11, 1879 at Illinois, and died at age 82 years old in June 1962.
Updated: August 26, 2011
Biography ID: 1058578

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Richard Barnes passed away at age 82 years old in June 1962. Richard Barnes of California was born on August 11, 1879 at Illinois.

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1879 - 1962 World Events

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In 1879, in the year that Richard Barnes 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.

In 1902, Richard was 23 years old when the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1911, he was 32 years old when Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1922, Richard was 43 years old when the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1962, in the year of Richard Barnes's passing, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

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