Robert Todd (1894 - 1895)

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Robert Todd
1894 - 1895
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1894
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1895
Richmond, Australia
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Richmond, Australia
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Robert Todd was born in 1894. He was born to Hugh Todd and Annie Mccallum Todd. He died in 1895 in Richmond, Australia at 1 years old.
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Robert Todd passed away in 1895 in Richmond, Australia at 1 years old. He was born in 1894. He was born to Hugh Todd and Annie Mccallum Todd.

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In 1894, in the year that Robert Todd was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1895, in the year of Robert Todd's passing, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1897, at the age of just 3 years old, Robert was alive when on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1899, at the age of just 5 years old, Robert was alive 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 1905, by the time he was just 11 years old, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

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