Rowland Hill (1883 - 1949)

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Rowland Hill
1883 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Rowland Hill was born in 1883. He died in 1949 in Wgul, Australia at age 66.


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Rowland Hill died in 1949 in Wgul, Australia at 66 years of age. He was born in 1883. We are unaware of information about Rowland's family or relationships.
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In 1883, in the year that Rowland Hill was born, on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

In 1907, Rowland was 24 years old when radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1929, when he was 46 years old, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1934, when he was 51 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1949, in the year of Rowland Hill's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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Rowland Mcpherson Hill
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Rowland Joseph Hill
around 1891 - Aug 14, 1916
Rowland John Hill
around 1920 - Aug 9, 1943
Rowland Hugo Hill
around 1891 - Aug 25, 1916
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around 1894 - May 9, 1917
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around 1914 - Nov 2, 1942
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Ywonga, Australia
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Sham, Australia
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Sham, Australia
Frederick Edward Hill
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1883 - 1950
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Wgul, Australia
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Wgul, Australia
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Wgul, Australia
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