Elizabeth Deborah van der Merwe (Retief)

4 May 1888 - 6 Nov 1945

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Elizabeth Deborah van der Merwe (Retief)

4 May 1888 - 6 Nov 1945
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Grave site information of Elizabeth Deborah van der Merwe (Retief) (4 May 1888 - 6 Nov 1945) at The Strand Cemetery in Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa from BillionGraves

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Elizabeth Deborah van der Merwe (Retief)

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The Strand Cemetery

Hofmeyer Street
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape
South Africa
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August 4, 2017
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July 14, 2017

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Life timeline of Elizabeth Deborah van der Merwe (Retief)

1888
Elizabeth Deborah van der Merwe (Retief) was born on 4 May 1888
Elizabeth Deborah van der Merwe (Retief) was 3 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Elizabeth Deborah van der Merwe (Retief) was 16 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Elizabeth Deborah van der Merwe (Retief) was 26 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Elizabeth Deborah van der Merwe (Retief) was 32 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Elizabeth Deborah van der Merwe (Retief) was 43 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Elizabeth Deborah van der Merwe (Retief) died on 6 Nov 1945 at the age of 57
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