Thomas Alex Gove

(1880 - 1949)

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Thomas Alex Gove
1880 - 1949
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1880
Death
1949
Wbeal, Australia
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Wbeal, Australia
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Thomas Alex Gove was born in 1880. He was born to Gove James Gove and Espelth Gow Gove. He died in 1949 in Wbeal, Australia at 69 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Thomas Alex Gove passed away in 1949 in Wbeal, Australia at 69 years old. He was born in 1880. He was born to Gove James Gove and Espelth Gow Gove.

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In 1880, in the year that Thomas Alex Gove was born, on February 4th, five members of one family in Ontario, Canada were killed and their farm was burned by a mob. Called the Black Donnelly Massacre, the Irish family had been feuding with other citizens of the town. No one was ever convicted.

In 1918, he was 38 years old when 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.

In 1922, when he was 42 years old, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1932, at the age of 52 years old, Thomas was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1949, in the year of Thomas Alex Gove's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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