Robert Finlay Clark

(1884 - 1958)

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Robert Finlay Clark
1884 - 1958
Born
1884
Prahran, Australia
Death
1958
St Kilda, Australia
Last Known Residence
St Kilda, Australia
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Robert Finlay Clark was born in 1884 in Prahran, Australia. He was born to William Stua Clark and Martha Beggs Finlay Clark. He died in 1958 in St Kilda, Australia at 74 years old.
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Robert Finlay Clark passed away in 1958 in St Kilda, Australia at 74 years old. He was born in 1884 in Prahran, Australia. He was born to William Stua Clark and Martha Beggs Finlay Clark.

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In 1884, in the year that Robert Finlay Clark was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1892, Robert was just 8 years old when on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1912, he was 28 years old when the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1941, Robert was 57 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1958, in the year of Robert Finlay Clark's passing, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

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