Victor Lucien Reilly (1891 - 1959)

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Victor Lucien Reilly
1891 - 1959
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1891
St Kilda, Australia
Death
1959
Yarr, Australia
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St Kilda, Australia
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Victor Lucien Reilly was born in 1891 in St Kilda, Australia. He was born to John William Reilly and Marion Lohse Reilly. He died in 1959 in Yarr, Australia at 68 years old.
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Victor Lucien Reilly passed away in 1959 in Yarr, Australia at age 68. He was born in 1891 in St Kilda, Australia. He was born to John William Reilly and Marion Lohse Reilly.

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In 1891, in the year that Victor Lucien Reilly was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1904, Victor was just 13 years old when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1920, Victor was 29 years old when in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1940, he was 49 years old when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1959, in the year of Victor Lucien Reilly'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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