Sarah Jane Stone (1877 - 1959)

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Sarah Jane Stone
1877 - 1959
Born
1877
Kingston, Australia
Death
1959
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sarah Jane Stone was born in 1877 in Kingston, Australia. She was born to Simon Stone and Jane Mcisaac Stone. She died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at age 82.
Updated: September 5, 2019
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Sarah Jane Stone passed away in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at age 82. She was born in 1877 in Kingston, Australia. She was born to Simon Stone and Jane Mcisaac Stone.

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In 1877, in the year that Sarah Jane Stone was born, on January 8th, the Battle of Wolf Mountain occurred in southern Montana Territory. Crazy Horse, Two Moon, and their warriors fought the United States Cavalry. The battle was a tactical draw and by May, Crazy Horse and his followers had surrendered at Camp Robinson.

In 1884, she was merely 7 years old when on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1938, Sarah was 61 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1945, when she was 68 years old, on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

In 1959, in the year of Sarah Jane Stone's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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