Solomon Brown (1869 - 1906)

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Solomon Brown
1869 - 1906
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c. 1869
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August 15, 1906
Manhattan County, New York United States
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Solomon Brown was born c. 1869. He died on August 15, 1906 in New York United States at age 37.
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Solomon Brown passed away on August 15, 1906 in New York United States at 37 years of age. He was born c. 1869. There is no information about Solomon's family.

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In 1869, in the year that Solomon Brown was born, on August 31st, Irish scientist Mary Ward, age 42, was hit and killed by a car powered by a steam engine. The car was built by her cousins. She was the world's first known casualty of a car accident.

In 1873, Solomon was just 4 years old when on February 12th, The Coinage Act of 1873 was signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. It went into effect on April 1st and ended the use of gold and silver in the U.S. for currency - placing the country on the gold standard. The Act wasn't popular with everyone.

In 1882, he was merely 13 years old when on August 3rd, President Chester Arthur signed the 1882 Immigration Act. "Criminals, the insane, or any person unable to take care of him or herself" were not allowed in the U.S. according to the Act. It also imposed a "head tax" on non-citizens entering the U.S.

In 1894, at the age of 25 years old, Solomon was alive when large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1906, in the year of Solomon Brown's passing, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

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