Robert Morris (1872 - 1959)

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Robert Morris
1872 - 1959
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1872
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1959
Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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Robert Morris was born in 1872. He is the child of James Morris and Mary Tuck Morris. He died in 1959 in Ballarat, Australia at age 87.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Robert Morris passed away in 1959 in Ballarat, Australia at 87 years of age. He was born in 1872. He is the child of James Morris and Mary Tuck Morris.

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In 1872, in the year that Robert Morris was born, on March 1st, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the U.S. and perhaps the world's first national park. Established by Congress and signed into law by President Grant, Yellowstone is one of the most spectacular areas in the U.S., filled with natural wonders and wildlife.

In 1897, he was 25 years old when in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1914, he was 42 years old when 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.

In 1929, at the age of 57 years old, Robert was alive when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1959, in the year of Robert Morris's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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