Sheila Magdalene Campbell (1914 - 1959)

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Sheila Magdalene Campbell
1914 - 1959
Malvern, Australia
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Malvern, Australia
Sheila Magdalene Campbell was born in 1914. She was born to Hunt Thomas Campbell and Sarah Jane Brown Campbell. She died in 1959 in Malvern, Australia at 45 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sheila Magdalene Campbell passed away in 1959 in Malvern, Australia at 45 years old. She was born in 1914. She was born to Hunt Thomas Campbell and Sarah Jane Brown Campbell.

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In 1914, in the year that Sheila Magdalene Campbell was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1926, at the age of merely 12 years old, Sheila was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1931, at the age of 17 years old, Sheila was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1945, when she was 31 years old, on March 12th, a riot erupted at a Japanese internment camp in Santa Fe New Mexico. Two days earlier, white shirts with the Rising Sun on the back had been confiscated and the prisoners objected. Three leaders of the protest were removed and sent to another camp. Guards at the Santa Fe camp were armed with submachine guns, shotguns, and gun masks. On the morning of the 12th, prisoners began throwing rocks at the guards. When the "rioters" wouldn't disperse, the guards were ordered to use tear gas and batons. Four men were badly injured as a result.

In 1959, in the year of Sheila Magdalene Campbell'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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