Emma Agusta Nightingale (1859 - 1949)

Emma Agusta Nightingale
1859 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Emma Agusta Nightingale was born in 1859. She was born to Nightingale William Thompson Nightingale and Albertina Sophia Metyenthien Nightingale. She died in 1949 in Belgrave, Australia at 90 years old.
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Emma Agusta Nightingale passed away in 1949 in Belgrave, Australia at 90 years of age. She was born in 1859. She was born to Nightingale William Thompson Nightingale and Albertina Sophia Metyenthien Nightingale.
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In 1859, in the year that Emma Agusta Nightingale was born, on February 27th, US Congressman Daniel Sickles shot and killed Philip Barton Key - a US. District Attorney and son of Francis Scott Key, writer of the national anthem, for having an affair with his wife. Sickles claimed temporary insanity - the first to do so - and was acquitted.

In 1876, by the time she was 17 years old, on February 14th, Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent for the telephone. So did Elisha Gray. A month later, on March 7th, Bell was granted the patent and on the 10th, he made his first successful telephone call - in which he said: "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."

In 1901, at the age of 42 years old, Emma was alive when John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1924, by the time she was 65 years old, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1949, in the year of Emma Agusta Nightingale's passing, 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."

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