Robert William Todd (1864 - 1890)

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Robert William Todd
1864 - 1890
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1864
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1890
Prahran, Australia
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Prahran, Australia
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Robert William Todd was born in 1864. He was born to Alfred Addison Todd and Ann Richardson Todd. He died in 1890 in Prahran, Australia at age 26.
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Robert William Todd passed away in 1890 in Prahran, Australia at 26 years of age. He was born in 1864. He was born to Alfred Addison Todd and Ann Richardson Todd.

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In 1864, in the year that Robert William Todd was born, on October 5th, a cyclone killed 70,000 people in Calcutta, India. Calcutta is in a "very high damage risk" cyclone zone, although this was an especially powerful one.

In 1871, at the age of only 7 years old, Robert was alive when on March 29th, Royal Albert Hall in London was officially opened by Queen Victoria. Construction had begun in 1867 and the hall was named after Queen Victoria's husband, who had died in 1861 - 10 years before.

In 1876, when he was just 12 years old, on August 1st, Colorado became the 38th U.S. state. Its nickname is the "Centennial State" because it was admitted just 28 days after the United States' centennial.

In 1885, at the age of 21 years old, Robert was alive when on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1890, in the year of Robert William Todd's passing, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

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