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Richard Collins (1896 - 1914)

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Richard Collins
1896 - 1914
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c. 1896
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November 7, 1914
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Richard Collins was born c. 1896. He died on November 7, 1914 at age 18.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: s/6118 Rank: Private Regiment: The Queen's (royal West Surrey Regiment) Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.
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Richard Collins passed away on November 7, 1914 at 18 years old. He was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 11 - 13 And 14., Belgium. He was born c. 1896. We are unaware of information about Richard's immediate family.
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In 1896, in the year that Richard Collins was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1900, at the age of merely 4 years old, Richard was alive when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1906, when he was just 10 years old, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1914, in the year of Richard Collins's passing, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

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