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Sophia Brown (1847 - 1922)

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Sophia Brown
1847 - 1922
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c. 1847
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January 15, 1922
Queens County, New York United States
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Sophia Brown was born c. 1847. She died on January 15, 1922 in New York United States at 75 years old.
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Sophia Brown passed away on January 15, 1922 in New York United States at 75 years of age. She was born c. 1847. We are unaware of information about Sophia's family.
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In 1847, in the year that Sophia Brown was born, on July 1st, the first official postage stamps were issued in the US (not in the world - that was the UK). They were a nickel and a dime and showed Ben Franklin and George Washington.

In 1858, by the time she was just 11 years old, on October 28th, Macy's department store opened in New York City. Founded by Rowland Hussey Macy, it was at first a dry goods store - essentially a store that sold textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and sundries

In 1905, by the time she was 58 years old, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1918, by the time she was 71 years old, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1922, in the year of Sophia Brown's passing, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

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