Simon Brown (1860 - 1923)

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Simon Brown
1860 - 1923
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1860
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1923
Bendigo, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
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Simon Brown was born in 1860. He is the child of Brown James Brown and Mary Mcleod Brown. He died in 1923 in Bendigo, Australia at age 63.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Simon Brown died in 1923 in Bendigo, Australia at 63 years of age. He was born in 1860. He is the child of Brown James Brown and Mary Mcleod Brown.

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In 1860, in the year that Simon Brown was born, on April 3rd, the Pony Express began its first delivery from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. The trip took 10 days and the riders carried 49 letters, five telegrams, and newspapers for San Francisco and other cities along the way.

In 1879, Simon was 19 years old when on November 10th, Bell Telephone and Western Union reached an agreement. Bell Telephone would keep out of the telegraphy business and Western Union would stay out of the telephone business - leading to success for both.

In 1887, when he was 27 years old, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

In 1912, when he was 52 years old, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1923, in the year of Simon Brown's passing, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

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