Thomas Michael J Coghlan (1879 - 1957)

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Thomas Michael J Coghlan
1879 - 1957
updated February 06, 2019
Thomas Michael J Coghlan was born in 1879. He was born to John Joseph Coghlan and Maria Tunny Coghlan, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1957 in Abbo, Australia at 78 years of age.

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John Joseph Coghlan
Abbo, Australia
Maria Tunny Coghlan
Abbo, Australia

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Thomas Michael J Coghlan died in 1957 in Abbo, Australia at 78 years of age. He was born in 1879. He was born to John Joseph Coghlan and Maria Tunny Coghlan, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1879 - 1957 World Events

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In 1879, in the year that Thomas Michael J Coghlan was born, on November 10th, Bell Telephone and Western Union reached an agreement. Bell Telephone would keep out of the telegraphy business and Western Union would stay out of the telephone business - leading to success for both.

In 1898, when he was 19 years old, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1916, at the age of 37 years old, Thomas was alive when visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1933, by the time he was 54 years old, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1957, in the year of Thomas Michael J Coghlan's passing, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

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around 1894 - Aug 2, 1917
Thomas Reginald Coghlan
around 1892 - Oct 24, 1918
Thomas Philip Coghlan
around 1893 - May 26, 1915
Thomas Coghlan
Died: Nov 25, 1917
Thomas Coghlan
Died: Apr 27, 1915
Thomas Terence Coghlan
Died: 1914
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Thomas Frederick Coghlan
Died: 1912
Garvoc, Australia
Thomas James Coghlan
Tipperary, Australia
Thomas Francis Coghlan
Emel, Australia
Thomas Micha Coghlan
Ring, Australia
Thomas Joseph Coghlan
1904 - 1979
Ring, Australia
Thomas Franc Coghlan
Glen, Australia
Thomas Franc Coghlan
Melbourne, Australia
Thomas Francis Coghlan
1911 - 1975
Kew, Australia
Thomas Henry Coghlan
1902 - 1972
Melbourne, Australia
Thomas Henry Coghlan
1882 - 1971
Balw, Australia
Thomas Coghlan
Preston, Australia
Thomas Coghlan
Preston, Australia
Thomas Gregory Coghlan
1901 - 1968
Bacchus Marsh, Australia
Thomas Terence Coghlan
1874 - 1966
Kera, Australia

Other Coghlans

John Joseph Coghlan
Abbo, Australia
Maria Tunny Coghlan
Abbo, Australia
Margaret Coghlan
1875 - 1957
Kew, Australia
Conlan James Coghlan
Kew, Australia
Mary Deering Coghlan
Kew, Australia
Thomas Francis Coghlan
1872 - 1957
Melbourne, Australia
Michael Coghlan
Melbourne, Australia
Hannah Okeeffe Coghlan
Melbourne, Australia
Patricia Genevie Coghlan
1908 - 1957
Fitzroy, Australia
Okeefe Edmund Coghlan
Fitzroy, Australia
Bridget Agnes Kelly Coghlan
Fitzroy, Australia
Jean Rankin Coghlan
1880 - 1957
Bendigo, Australia
Gibb James Coghlan
Bendigo, Australia
Christina Coghlan
Bendigo, Australia
Mary Elizabeth Coghlan
1884 - 1957
Geelong, Australia
Beale Edward Coghlan
Geelong, Australia
Chris Hyett Coghlan
Geelong, Australia
James Peter Coghlan
Died: 1957
Mana, Australia
James Thomas Coghlan
Mana, Australia

Other Bios

John Joseph Coghlan
Abbo, Australia
Maria Tunny Coghlan
Abbo, Australia
Hugh Forster
1868 - 1957
Nort, Australia
William Forster
Nort, Australia
Mary Forster
Nort, Australia
Charles Strong Grainger
1893 - 1957
Melbourne, Australia
John Grainger
Melbourne, Australia
Mary Ann Conacher Grainger
Melbourne, Australia
William Melville Hindson
1889 - 1957
Wycheproof, Australia
Edward Thomas Hindson
Wycheproof, Australia
Jane Mcintyre Hindson
Wycheproof, Australia
Emily Eliza Char Ross
1878 - 1957
Gree, Australia
Cross William Ross
Gree, Australia
Jane Eliza Godso Ross
Gree, Australia
David Westrend Thick
1924 - 1957
Heidelberg, Australia
John Albert Thick
Heidelberg, Australia
Gertrude Ma Westrend Thick
Heidelberg, Australia
Helen Agnes Thorp
1869 - 1957
Cheltenham, Australia
Mcbratney Robe Thorp
Cheltenham, Australia
Elizabeth Mcgimpsey Thorp
Cheltenham, Australia
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