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Ernest August Bottger (1872 - 1950)

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Ernest August Bottger
1872 - 1950
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1872
Death
1950
Chelthem, Australia
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Chelthem, Australia
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Ernest August Bottger was born in 1872. He is the child of Augustus Bottger and Ann S Gurr Bottger. He died in 1950 in Chelthem, Australia at age 78.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ernest August Bottger passed away in 1950 in Chelthem, Australia at age 78. He was born in 1872. He is the child of Augustus Bottger and Ann S Gurr Bottger.
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In 1872, in the year that Ernest August Bottger was born, on December 4th, the empty American ship Mary Celeste was found in the Atlantic Ocean. Still seaworthy, under partial sail, and with one lifeboat missing, what happened on her is still a mystery. Her cargo and provisions were intact and she was used as a cargo vessel for another 12 years but the people onboard were never seen again

In 1881, he was only 9 years old when on May 21st, Clara Barton, a nurse, founded the American Red Cross. She was inspired by the Red Cross in Geneva Switzerland and the International Red Cross.

In 1915, Ernest was 43 years old when The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1946, he was 74 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1950, in the year of Ernest August Bottger's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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