Rubena Adams

(1880 - 1959)

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Rubena Adams
1880 - 1959
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1880
Death
1959
Aubu, Australia
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Aubu, Australia
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Rubena Adams was born in 1880. She was born to Edwards Hannib Adams and Mary Jane Mathews Adams. She died in 1959 in Aubu, Australia at 79 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Rubena Adams passed away in 1959 in Aubu, Australia at 79 years of age. She was born in 1880. She was born to Edwards Hannib Adams and Mary Jane Mathews Adams.

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In 1880, in the year that Rubena Adams was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

In 1929, she was 49 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1939, Rubena was 59 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1941, at the age of 61 years old, Rubena was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1959, in the year of Rubena Adams's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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