Robert Maxwell Goddard (died 1952)

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Robert Maxwell Goddard
1952
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1952
Cfield, Australia
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Cfield, Australia
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Robert Maxwell Goddard is the child of Maxwell Stuart Goddard and June Langord Funston Goddard. He died in 1952 in Cfield, Australia.
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Robert Maxwell Goddard passed away in 1952 in Cfield, Australia. He is the child of Maxwell Stuart Goddard and June Langord Funston Goddard.
Add Robert's birthday or the date he died to see a list of historic events that occurred during Robert's lifetime.

In 1816, on December 11th, Indiana was admitted as the 19th state in the Union. The name "Indiana" means “land of the Indians”.

In 1830, on August 31st, Edwin Beard Budding was granted a patent for the invention of the lawn mower. Budding invented the lawn mower to cut the grass on sports grounds and extensive gardens - it was intended to be a superior alternative to the scythe. His mower was 19 inches wide with a frame made of wrought iron and looked much like a modern push mower.

In 1843, on March 21st, the world didn't end! It was the first time that Baptist preacher William Miller predicted the Second Coming - he kept predicting it until his death in 1849.

In 1945, on April 12th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia. At 1p, he was sitting for a portrait when he complained that he had a "terrific pain" in the back of his head and collapsed. A doctor was summoned and the doctor gave him a shot of adrenaline into his heart. It didn't help and he was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. A slow moving train took him back to Washington D.C. while thousands of mourners lined the tracks. He was buried at his home in Hyde Park, New York.

In 1952, in the year of Robert Maxwell Goddard's passing, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

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