Stephen Henry Semmens (1871 - 1959)

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Stephen Henry Semmens
1871 - 1959
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1871
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1959
Sandhurst, Australia
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Sandhurst, Australia
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Stephen Henry Semmens was born in 1871. He was born to Edmund Semmens and Mary Ann Beazley Semmens. He died in 1959 in Sandhurst, Australia at 88 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Stephen Henry Semmens passed away in 1959 in Sandhurst, Australia at 88 years of age. He was born in 1871. He was born to Edmund Semmens and Mary Ann Beazley Semmens.

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In 1871, in the year that Stephen Henry Semmens was born, on March 29th, Royal Albert Hall in London was officially opened by Queen Victoria. Construction had begun in 1867 and the hall was named after Queen Victoria's husband, who had died in 1861 - 10 years before.

In 1895, at the age of 24 years old, Stephen was alive when on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1903, by the time he was 32 years old, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1912, when he was 41 years old, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1959, in the year of Stephen Henry Semmens's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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