Robert Victor Todd (1887 - 1918)

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Robert Victor Todd
1887 - 1918
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c. 1887
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August 9, 1918
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Robert Victor Todd was born c. 1887. He died on August 9, 1918 at 31 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: London Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 24th Bn.
Honors/awards: D C M

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Robert Victor Todd died on August 9, 1918 at 31 years old. He was buried in Vis-en-artois Memorial Panel 10., France. He was born c. 1887. We have no information about Robert's surviving family.

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In 1887, in the year that Robert Victor Todd was born, on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1892, by the time he was only 5 years old, 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 1898, at the age of only 11 years old, Robert was alive when magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1905, he was 18 years old when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1918, in the year of Robert Victor Todd's passing, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

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