Catherine Wilson

(1861 - 1952)

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Catherine Wilson
1861 - 1952
Born
1861
Death
1952
Footscray, Australia
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Footscray, Australia
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Catherine Wilson was born in 1861. She was born to Clare William Wilson and Ann English Wilson. She died in 1952 in Footscray, Australia at 91 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Catherine Wilson passed away in 1952 in Footscray, Australia at 91 years old. She was born in 1861. She was born to Clare William Wilson and Ann English Wilson.

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In 1861, in the year that Catherine Wilson was born, on April 12th, the Civil War began with shots fired at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. The Confederate Army attacked the Fort a little over a month after the inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln. Fort Sumter surrendered the next day.

In 1896, when she was 35 years old, 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 1900, Catherine was 39 years old when the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

In 1926, at the age of 65 years old, Catherine was alive when 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 1952, in the year of Catherine Wilson's passing, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

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