Ernest Arthur Nisbet (1901 - 1981)

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Ernest Arthur Nisbet
1901 - 1981
Boro, Australia
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Boro Australia
Ernest Arthur Nisbet of Boro Australia was born in 1901 to Robert Nisbet Nisbet and Mary Nisbet. He had siblings John Nisbet and Jeremiah Nisbet. Ernest Nisbet died at age 80 years old in 1981 in Boro.
Updated: September 4, 2013
Biography ID: 146660092

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Ernest Nisbet passed away at age 80 years old in 1981 in Boro. Ernest Arthur Nisbet of Boro Australia was born in 1901 to Robert Nisbet Nisbet and Mary Nisbet. Ernest Nisbet had siblings John Nisbet and Jeremiah Nisbet.

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In 1901, in the year that Ernest Arthur Nisbet was born, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1913, he was only 12 years old when ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1932, by the time he was 31 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1947, Ernest was 46 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1981, in the year of Ernest Arthur Nisbet'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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