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Sophia Brown (1878 - 1896)

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Sophia Brown
1878 - 1896
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c. 1878
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November 9, 1896
Manhattan County, New York United States
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Sophia Brown was born c. 1878. She died on November 9, 1896 in New York United States at 18 years old.
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Sophia Brown died on November 9, 1896 in New York United States at 18 years old. She was born c. 1878. We have no information about Sophia's family or relationships.
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Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Sophia's lifetime.

In 1878, in the year that Sophia Brown was born, in Africa, the death of the last confirmed Cape lion occurred. The Cape lion was slightly larger than other lions and had black ears, a black mane, and black hair on its belly.

In 1880, when she was only 2 years old, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

In 1886, Sophia was just 8 years old when on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1896, in the year of Sophia Brown's passing, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

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