Spencer William Morris (1883 - 1959)

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Spencer William Morris
1883 - 1959
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1883
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1959
Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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Spencer William Morris was born in 1883. He was born to John Morris and Elizabeth Ann Lyle Morris. He died in 1959 in Geelong, Australia at 76 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Spencer William Morris died in 1959 in Geelong, Australia at 76 years of age. He was born in 1883. He was born to John Morris and Elizabeth Ann Lyle Morris.

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In 1883, in the year that Spencer William Morris was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1896, Spencer was merely 13 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 1904, he was 21 years old when the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1947, by the time he was 64 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1959, in the year of Spencer William Morris's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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