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Una May Mckenzie (1888 - 1963)

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Una May Mckenzie
1888 - 1963
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1888
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1963
Lorn, Australia
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Lorn, Australia
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Una May Mckenzie was born in 1888. She is the child of Castle George Mckenzie and Emma Webb Mckenzie. She died in 1963 in Lorn, Australia at 75 years old.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Una May Mckenzie died in 1963 in Lorn, Australia at age 75. She was born in 1888. She is the child of Castle George Mckenzie and Emma Webb Mckenzie.
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In 1888, in the year that Una May Mckenzie was born, on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1920, she was 32 years old when on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1932, she was 44 years old 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 1952, by the time she was 64 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1963, in the year of Una May Mckenzie's passing, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

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