William James Grattan

(died 1959)

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William James Grattan
1959
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1959
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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William James Grattan was born to Herbert John Grattan and Lesly Margar Johnson Grattan. He died in 1959 in Kew, Australia.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William James Grattan died in 1959 in Kew, Australia. He was born to Herbert John Grattan and Lesly Margar Johnson Grattan.

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In 1867, on February 17th, the first ship passed through the newly completed Suez Canal. The Canal allowed ships to travel more quickly - and a shorter distance - between the North Atlantic and northern Indian Oceans.

In 1886, on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

In 1906, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1920, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1959, in the year of William James Grattan's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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