Joseph Freebury King

(1896 - 1971)

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Joseph Freebury King
1896 - 1971
Born
April 26, 1896
Fitzroy South, Australia
Death
April 26, 1971
Heidelberg, Australia
Last Known Residence
Fitzroy South, Australia
Summary
Joseph Freebury King was born on April 26, 1896 in Fitzroy South, Australia. He was born to Sarah Freebury (Pritchard) King, with sibling Joseph. He died on April 26, 1971 in Heidelberg, Australia at age 75.
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Joseph Freebury King
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Joseph King died on in Heidelberg, Australia
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Joseph King was born on in Fitzroy South, Australia
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Joseph Freebury King died on April 26, 1971 in Heidelberg, Australia at 75 years old. He was born on April 26, 1896 in Fitzroy South, Australia. He was born to Sarah Freebury (Pritchard) King, with sibling Joseph.

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In 1896, in the year that Joseph Freebury King was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1908, when he was just 12 years old, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1911, by the time he was just 15 years old, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1946, he was 50 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 1971, in the year of Joseph Freebury King's passing, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

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