Veronica Ethel Kennedy (1903 - 1959)

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Veronica Ethel Kennedy
1903 - 1959
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1903
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1959
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Veronica Ethel Kennedy was born in 1903. She was born to Sharp Ernest Kennedy and Walker Kennedy. She died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 56 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Veronica Ethel Kennedy passed away in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 56 years old. She was born in 1903. She was born to Sharp Ernest Kennedy and Walker Kennedy.

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In 1903, in the year that Veronica Ethel Kennedy was born, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1923, she was 20 years old when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1931, by the time she was 28 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1948, she was 45 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1959, in the year of Veronica Ethel Kennedy's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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