Sydney Gordon Kipps (1892 - 1950)

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Sydney Gordon Kipps
1892 - 1950
South Melbourne, Australia
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South Melbourne, Australia
Sydney Gordon Kipps was born in 1892. She is the child of James Kipps and Elizabeth Rouse Kipps. She died in 1950 in South Melbourne, Australia at 58 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sydney Gordon Kipps passed away in 1950 in South Melbourne, Australia at 58 years old. She was born in 1892. She is the child of James Kipps and Elizabeth Rouse Kipps.

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In 1892, in the year that Sydney Gordon Kipps was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1917, when she was 25 years old, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

In 1927, by the time she was 35 years old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1948, at the age of 56 years old, Sydney was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1950, in the year of Sydney Gordon Kipps's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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