Vera Grace Dorot Palmer (1895 - 1959)

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Vera Grace Dorot Palmer
1895 - 1959
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
Vera Grace Dorot Palmer was born in 1895. She was born to Charles Fred Palmer and Rosa Anna Hurring Palmer. She died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 64 years of age.
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Vera Grace Dorot Palmer died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 64 years old. She was born in 1895. She was born to Charles Fred Palmer and Rosa Anna Hurring Palmer.

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In 1895, in the year that Vera Grace Dorot Palmer was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1901, Vera was just 6 years old when John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1919, she was 24 years old when in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1949, at the age of 54 years old, Vera was alive when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1959, in the year of Vera Grace Dorot Palmer's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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