Augusta Ida Marg Carter (1887 - 1960)

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Augusta Ida Marg Carter
1887 - 1960
Brighton, Australia
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Brighton, Australia
Augusta Ida Marg Carter was born in 1887. She is the child of Franz Adolphus Carter and Helena Carter. She died in 1960 in Brighton, Australia at 73 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Augusta Ida Marg Carter died in 1960 in Brighton, Australia at 73 years old. She was born in 1887. She is the child of Franz Adolphus Carter and Helena Carter.

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In 1887, in the year that Augusta Ida Marg Carter was born, on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

In 1926, by the time she was 39 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 1935, by the time she was 48 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1953, at the age of 66 years old, Augusta was alive when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1960, in the year of Augusta Ida Marg Carter's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

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