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Faisal I

(King of Iraq)

20 May 1885 – 8 September 1933 (aged 48)

Faisal I was made the King of Syria when it came into existence in March 1920.

However, the Kingdom lasted only 4 months until it surrendered to French forces in July 1920.

Faisal became King of Iraq in August 1921, where he reigned until his death from a heart attack in September 1933.

Among his policies, Faisal developed desert motor routes from Baghdad to Damascus and Amman, as well as his plan to build an oil pipeline to a Mediterranean port, which would help increase Iraq’s influence in the Middle East.

Hipólito Irigoyen

(Argentine President)

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12 July 1852 – 3 July 1933 (Aged 80)

Irigoyen became the President of Argentina in 1916 (until 1922), following the first election after the passing of universal male suffrage.

He was known as ‘the father of the poor’, due to his policies resulting in improvements in working conditions, the education system, and a higher standard of living for the working class.

Irigoyen was elected for a second spell as president in 1928.

However, this lasted only 2 years, when a military coup threw him out of office and held him under house arrest, until his death 3 years later.

Jimmie Rodgers


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8 September 1897 – 26 May 1933 (Aged 35)

Rodgers was regarded as one of America’s first country music superstars, renowned for his rhythmic yodeling.

He came to be known as ‘the Father of Country Music’ and has been cited as an inspiration by many artists from country music to blues.

Rodgers died at the age of 35 from the effects of tuberculosis.

Since his death, Rodgers has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Blues Hall of Fame.