Richard Victor Watts (1876 - 1959)

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Richard Victor Watts
1876 - 1959
Bena, Australia
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Bena, Australia
Richard Victor Watts was born in 1876. He was born to Jesse Watts and Jamesina Forr Hendry Watts. He died in 1959 in Bena, Australia at 83 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Richard Victor Watts died in 1959 in Bena, Australia at 83 years of age. He was born in 1876. He was born to Jesse Watts and Jamesina Forr Hendry Watts.

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In 1876, in the year that Richard Victor Watts was born, on May 1st, Queen Victoria added the title Empress of India, a title held by British monarchs until 1948 - when India gained independence from the United Kingdom.

In 1883, Richard was merely 7 years old when on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1899, Richard was 23 years old when on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1931, by the time he was 55 years old, 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.

In 1959, in the year of Richard Victor Watts's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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