Sophie Brown (1888 - 1918)

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Sophie Brown
1888 - 1918
c. 1888
October 6, 1918
Bronx County, New York United States
Sophie Brown was born c. 1888. She died on October 6, 1918 in New York United States at 30 years old.
Updated: August 13, 2013
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Sophie Brown passed away on October 6, 1918 in New York United States at 30 years of age. She was born c. 1888. We have no information about Sophie's family.

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In 1888, in the year that Sophie Brown was born, on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1892, at the age of only 4 years old, Sophie was alive when on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1896, she was merely 8 years old when on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1908, when she was 20 years old, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1918, in the year of Sophie Brown's passing, 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.

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