Rupert Henry Whyte (1883 - 1951)

Rupert Henry Whyte
1883 - 1951
updated July 29, 2019
Rupert Henry Whyte was born in 1883 in Collingwood, Australia. He was born to Joseph George Whyte and Margaret Cortissos Whyte. He died in 1951 in Mckinnon, Australia at age 68.
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Rupert Henry Whyte passed away in 1951 in Mckinnon, Australia at 68 years old. He was born in 1883 in Collingwood, Australia. He was born to Joseph George Whyte and Margaret Cortissos Whyte.
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In 1883, in the year that Rupert Henry Whyte was born, from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

In 1894, at the age of only 11 years old, Rupert was alive when 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 1905, by the time he was 22 years old, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1920, Rupert was 37 years old when Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1951, in the year of Rupert Henry Whyte's passing, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

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