Dorothy Anne Ferguson

(1886 - 1981)

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Dorothy Anne Ferguson
1886 - 1981
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1886
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1981
Sandhurst, Australia
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Sandhurst, Australia
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Dorothy Anne Ferguson was born in 1886. She was born to William Ferguson and Elizabeth Ferguson. She died in 1981 in Sandhurst, Australia at age 95.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Dorothy Anne Ferguson passed away in 1981 in Sandhurst, Australia at 95 years old. She was born in 1886. She was born to William Ferguson and Elizabeth Ferguson.

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In 1886, in the year that Dorothy Anne Ferguson was born, on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1894, by the time she was merely 8 years old, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1909, she was 23 years old when explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1921, at the age of 35 years old, Dorothy was alive when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1981, in the year of Dorothy Anne Ferguson's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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