Alf Harold Wickham (1896 - 1949)

Alf Harold Wickham
1896 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Alf Harold Wickham was born in 1896. He was born to Wickham George Wickham and Elizabeth Eagles Wickham. He died in 1949 in Terang, Australia at 53 years old.
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Alf Harold Wickham passed away in 1949 in Terang, Australia at 53 years of age. He was born in 1896. He was born to Wickham George Wickham and Elizabeth Eagles Wickham.
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In 1896, in the year that Alf Harold Wickham was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1906, when he was only 10 years old, 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 1911, when he was just 15 years old, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1926, by the time he was 30 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1949, in the year of Alf Harold Wickham's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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