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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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1888 - 1985 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that Victoria Newlands was born, on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1894, by the time she was merely 6 years old, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1959, at the age of 71 years old, Victoria was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1964, Victoria was 76 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

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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