John Prideaux (1859 - 1949)

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Ballarat, Australia

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Ballarat, Australia

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Father: Prideaux John Prideaux
Mother: Anne Gerathy Prideaux

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1859 - In the year that John Prideaux 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.

1879 - John was 20 years old when on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

1885 - At the age of 26 years old, John was alive when 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.

1918 - When he was 59 years old, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

1949 - In the year of John Prideaux's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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John Prideaux passed away in 1949 in Ballarat, Australia at 90 years of age. There is no known cause of death for John. He was born in 1859. He was born to Prideaux John Prideaux and Anne Gerathy Prideaux, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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