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Victoria Newlands (1888 - 1985)

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Victoria Newlands
1888 - 1985
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January 24, 1888
Death
December 1985
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Harpswell, Cumberland County, Maine 04079
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Victoria Newlands was born on January 24, 1888. She died in December 1985 at 97 years of age. We know that Victoria Newlands had been residing in Harpswell, Cumberland County, Maine 04079.
Updated: October 1, 2011
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Victoria Newlands died in December 1985 at 97 years old. She was born on January 24, 1888. We have no information about Victoria's surviving family. We know that Victoria Newlands had been residing in Harpswell, Cumberland County, Maine 04079.
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In 1888, in the year that Victoria Newlands was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1916, she was 28 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1939, when she was 51 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1969, by the time she was 81 years old, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1985, in the year of Victoria Newlands's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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