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Alexander Nisbet (1889 - 1967)

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Alexander Nisbet
1889 - 1967
Born
September 12, 1889
Death
December 1967
Last Known Residence
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine 04102
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Alexander Nisbet of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine was born on September 12, 1889, and died at age 78 years old in December 1967.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 3298581

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Alexander Nisbet passed away at age 78 years old in December 1967. Alexander Nisbet of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine was born on September 12, 1889.

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1889 - 1967 World Events

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In 1889, in the year that Alexander Nisbet was born, on January 15th, the Coca-Cola Company was incorporated - originally as the "Pemberton Medicine Company". The Coca-Cola drink was originally created by John Stith Pemberton, first as a patent medicine and then as a soda fountain drink. Pemberton had sold the company in 1888, shortly before he died.

In 1896, when he was merely 7 years old, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1904, when he was merely 15 years old, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1918, Alexander was 29 years old when federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1967, in the year of Alexander Nisbet's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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