Happy 102nd birthday!


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Jacqui Setter of Victoria, B.C., wrote us to say that her mother, Frances Paul, celebrated her 102nd birthday on May 22.

She commemorated the milestone with a small gathering of family and friends at Devonshire Green, in Transcona. Jacqui asked if we would mention it in the paper — and we are happy to oblige.

Frances was born in 1921. To give you a sense of perspective, these things happened that year:

• The New York Yankees purchased 20 acres in The Bronx to build the first Yankee Stadium;

• Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered insulin;

• Warren G. Harding was inaugurated as the 29th president of the United States;

• Albert Einstein lectured in New York City on his new theory of relativity;

• Chanel No. 5 perfume was launched;

• Charles Strite patented the automatic pop-up toaster;

• The Toronto Argonauts won the second Grey Cup;

•The Anglo-Irish Treaty partitioned Ireland;

• Mackenzie King became Canada’s 10th Prime Minister.

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