Fanny Esther Drew (1828 - 1885)

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Fanny Esther Drew
1828 - 1885
S Y, Australia
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S Y, Australia
Fanny Esther Drew was born in 1828. She was born to Charles Drew and Fanny Basden Drew. She died in 1885 in S Y, Australia at 57 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Fanny Esther Drew passed away in 1885 in S Y, Australia at 57 years old. She was born in 1828. She was born to Charles Drew and Fanny Basden Drew.

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In 1828, in the year that Fanny Esther Drew was born, Hungarian inventor and physicist, Ányos Jedlik - a Benedictine priest - created the world's first electric motor, which he called an electromotor. Currently, the motor still works.

In 1838, when she was merely 10 years old, on February 24th, Representatives William J. Graves (Kentucky) and Jonathan Cilley (Maine) fought a duel with rifles. They faced off at 94 yards. Cilley was hit on Graves' third try - in the femoral artery - and bled to death on the dueling field. The Panic of 1837 and Jackson's presidency had caused an extremely partisan Congress and the duel was a result.

In 1868, when she was 40 years old, on February 24th, three days after his attempt to dismiss United States Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton - who was opposed to Johnson's leniency towards the former Confederacy - the US House of Representatives voted (126 to 47) to impeach Andrew Johnson. Johnson was later acquitted in the Senate by one vote short of the required 2/3rds.Senators crossed party lines to keep Johnson as President.

In 1874, by the time she was 46 years old, on September 14th, the Battle of Liberty Place occurred in New Orleans - the capital of Louisiana. Some members of the previous Confederate Army assembled for the purpose of "driving the usurpers from power" and the Republican Governor - William P. Kellogg - was physically driven from his office. The former Confederates temporarily replaced him with (the former) Democratic Governor John McEnery. Federal forces arrived, put down the insurrection, and five days later the legally elected government was restored.

In 1885, in the year of Fanny Esther Drew's passing, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

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