William Elder Steele (1859 - 1949)

William Elder Steele
1859 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
William Elder Steele was born in 1859. He was born to Steele Charles Steele and Christina Mckinnon Steele. He died in 1949 in Ballarat, Australia at age 90.
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William Elder Steele died in 1949 in Ballarat, Australia at 90 years of age. He was born in 1859. He was born to Steele Charles Steele and Christina Mckinnon Steele.
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In 1859, in the year that William Elder Steele was born, on October 16th, abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an attempt to start a slave rebellion. He wanted to "liberate" the guns in the armory and arm slaves. Brown was captured and hanged on December 2nd.

In 1865, by the time he was merely 6 years old, on January 4th, the New York Stock Exchange - "The Big Board" - opened its first permanent headquarters. It was at 10-12 Broad, near Wall Street, in New York City.

In 1871, when he was only 12 years old, on March 29th, Royal Albert Hall in London was officially opened by Queen Victoria. Construction had begun in 1867 and the hall was named after Queen Victoria's husband, who had died in 1861 - 10 years before.

In 1882, he was 23 years old when on March 22nd, the Edmunds Act - passed by Congress - made polygamy a felony. The Act also banned "bigamous" relationships and "unlawful cohabitation", making it illegal for polygamists and those who simply lived together without marrying to vote, be on a jury, or hold a public office.

In 1949, in the year of William Elder Steele's passing, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

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