Elizabeth Dods Nisbet (1884 - 1965)

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Elizabeth Dods Nisbet
1884 - 1965
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne Australia
Elizabeth Dods Nisbet of Melbourne Australia was born in 1884 to James Nisbet and Isabella Hope (Aitken) Nisbet. She had siblings Edith Nisbet, Helen Aitken Nisbet, Mona Nisbet, and John Nisbet. Elizabeth Nisbet died at age 81 years old in 1965 in Melbourne.
Updated: September 3, 2013
Biography ID: 145300139

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Elizabeth Nisbet passed away at age 81 years old in 1965 in Melbourne. Elizabeth Dods Nisbet of Melbourne Australia was born in 1884 to James Nisbet and Isabella Hope (Aitken) Nisbet. Elizabeth Nisbet had siblings Edith Nisbet, Helen Aitken Nisbet, Mona Nisbet, and John Nisbet.

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Elizabeth Dods Nisbet lived 12 years longer than the average Nisbet family member when she died at the age of 81.
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In 1884, in the year that Elizabeth Dods Nisbet was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1907, Elizabeth was 23 years old when in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1917, when she was 33 years old, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1940, at the age of 56 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1965, in the year of Elizabeth Dods Nisbet's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.


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