William Franc Matthews

(1891 - 1952)

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William Franc Matthews
1891 - 1952
Born
1891
Death
1952
Heidelberg, Australia
Last Known Residence
Heidelberg, Australia
Summary
William Franc Matthews was born in 1891. He was born to William Joseph Matthews and Charlotte Anne Auickenden Matthews. He died in 1952 in Heidelberg, Australia at 61 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Franc Matthews died in 1952 in Heidelberg, Australia at 61 years of age. He was born in 1891. He was born to William Joseph Matthews and Charlotte Anne Auickenden Matthews.

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In 1891, in the year that William Franc Matthews was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1905, when he was merely 14 years old, acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1922, William was 31 years old when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1948, William was 57 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1952, in the year of William Franc Matthews's passing, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

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