Thomas William Montague (1830 - 1905)

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Thomas William Montague
1830 - 1905
Boort, Australia
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Boort, Australia
Thomas William Montague was born in 1830. He was born to Montague Thomas William Montague and Ann Phoebe Pearson Montague. He died in 1905 in Boort, Australia at 75 years old.
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Thomas William Montague died in 1905 in Boort, Australia at age 75. He was born in 1830. He was born to Montague Thomas William Montague and Ann Phoebe Pearson Montague.

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In 1830, in the year that Thomas William Montague was born, 10,000 chests of opium were sold in China - one chest was 60–65 kilograms, about 140 pounds, and was worth nearly $740 in US dollars. This worked out to a trade of roughly 7.5 million US dollars in 1830.

In 1848, by the time he was 18 years old, on January 24th, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in California. On August 19th, the New York Herald published news of the Gold Rush in California - alerting the east coast. The Gold Rush brought over 300,000 people to northern California from the rest of the US and overseas.

In 1866, he was 36 years old when on April 10th, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - the ASPCA - was created. New Yorker Henry Bergh was the first President of the Society and the leader in its creation. He later formed the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

In 1893, by the time he was 63 years old, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1905, in the year of Thomas William Montague's passing, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

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