Robert Whitrick (1879 - 1949)

Robert Whitrick
1879 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Robert Whitrick was born in 1879. He was born to Whitrick George Whitrick and Margaret Louise Moore Whitrick. He died in 1949 in Ballarat, Australia at 70 years of age.
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Robert Whitrick passed away in 1949 in Ballarat, Australia at age 70. He was born in 1879. He was born to Whitrick George Whitrick and Margaret Louise Moore Whitrick.
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In 1879, in the year that Robert Whitrick was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

In 1894, by the time he was just 15 years old, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1925, at the age of 46 years old, Robert was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1931, at the age of 52 years old, Robert was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1949, in the year of Robert Whitrick's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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