Walter Moakler Gay (1885 - 1959)

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Walter Moakler Gay
1885 - 1959
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1885
Co Ll, Australia
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1959
Brunswick, Australia
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Brunswick, Australia
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Walter Moakler Gay was born in 1885 in Co Ll, Australia. He was born to Mary Moakler Gay, with sibling Peter. He died in 1959 in Brunswick, Australia at 74 years old.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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Walter Moakler Gay died in 1959 in Brunswick, Australia at 74 years old. He was born in 1885 in Co Ll, Australia. He was born to Mary Moakler Gay, with sibling Peter.

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In 1885, in the year that Walter Moakler Gay was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1896, when he was only 11 years old, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1920, at the age of 35 years old, Walter was alive when the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1946, by the time he was 61 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1959, in the year of Walter Moakler Gay's passing, 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.

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