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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 July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1923, she was 35 years old when the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1949, Victoria was 61 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1961, at the age of 73 years old, Victoria was alive when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1985, in the year of Victoria Newlands's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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