Ross Todd (1894 - 1916)

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Ross Todd
1894 - 1916
c. 1894
November 2, 1916
Ross Todd was born c. 1894. He died on November 2, 1916 at 22 years old.
Updated: October 1, 2013
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Ross Todd passed away on November 2, 1916 at 22 years old. He was buried in '3050' Villers-bretonneux Memorial, 31st Bn.. He was born c. 1894. We have no information about Ross' family.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Ross' lifetime.

In 1894, in the year that Ross Todd was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1900, Ross was just 6 years old when the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1905, when he was only 11 years old, 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 1916, in the year of Ross Todd's passing, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

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