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Augusta Lapoint (1888 - 1970)

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Augusta Lapoint
1888 - 1970
Born
August 4, 1888
Death
August 1970
Last Known Residence
Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin 53140
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Augusta Lapoint of Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin was born on August 4, 1888, and died at age 82 years old in August 1970.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 54796562

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Augusta Lapoint passed away at age 82 years old in August 1970. Augusta Lapoint of Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin was born on August 4, 1888.

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Augusta Lapoint lived 11 years longer than the average Lapoint family member when she died at the age of 81.
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In 1888, in the year that Augusta Lapoint was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1907, by the time she was 19 years old, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1949, she was 61 years old when 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."

In 1963, Augusta was 75 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1970, in the year of Augusta Lapoint's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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