Sidney Avery (1899 - 1965)

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Sidney Avery
1899 - 1965
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August 4, 1899
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November 1965
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Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30310
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Sidney Avery was born on August 4, 1899. He died in November 1965 at age 66. We know that Sidney Avery had been residing in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30310.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sidney Avery passed away in November 1965 at 66 years of age. He was born on August 4, 1899. We have no information about Sidney's surviving family. We know that Sidney Avery had been residing in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30310.

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In 1899, in the year that Sidney Avery was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1911, at the age of merely 12 years old, Sidney was alive when British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1931, when he was 32 years old, 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 1959, when he was 60 years old, 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.

In 1965, in the year of Sidney Avery's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

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