Veronica May Bowden (1899 - 1961)

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Veronica May Bowden
1899 - 1961
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1899
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1961
Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy, Australia
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Veronica May Bowden was born in 1899. She was born to Stubbs Elias Bowden and Elizabeth Guy Bowden. She died in 1961 in Fitzroy, Australia at 62 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Veronica May Bowden died in 1961 in Fitzroy, Australia at age 62. She was born in 1899. She was born to Stubbs Elias Bowden and Elizabeth Guy Bowden.

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In 1899, in the year that Veronica May Bowden was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1907, when she was merely 8 years old, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1928, at the age of 29 years old, Veronica was alive when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1959, at the age of 60 years old, Veronica was alive when 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.

In 1961, in the year of Veronica May Bowden's passing, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

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