Sarah Ann Rutherford (1865 - 1866)

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Sarah Ann Rutherford
1865 - 1866
Born
1865
Ballarat, Australia
Death
1866
Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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Sarah Ann Rutherford was born in 1865 in Ballarat, Australia. She was born to Thomas Rutherford and Sarah Jane (Robson) Rutherford. She died in 1866 in Australia at age 1.
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Sarah Ann Rutherford died in 1866 in Australia at 1 years of age. She was born in 1865 in Ballarat, Australia. She was born to Thomas Rutherford and Sarah Jane (Robson) Rutherford.

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In 1865, in the year that Sarah Ann Rutherford was born, on January 31st, the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was narrowly passed by the House (it was passed by the Senate over nine months earlier). The 13th Amendment outlawed slavery and involuntary servitude - the exception being for punishment for a crime.

In 1866, in the year of Sarah Ann Rutherford's passing, on May 10th, the "banker's bank" - London bank Overend, Gurney and Company - collapsed, beginning the Panic of 1866. Unemployment went up to 8% and wages went down. Only about 16% of joint-stock companies - a company whose stock is owned jointly by the shareholders - weathered the Panic.

In 1868, at the age of merely 3 years old, Sarah was alive when on May 30th, Memorial Day was observed as a day to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with flowers. General John A. Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, had declared the 30th "Decoration Day".

In 1869, she was only 4 years old when on August 31st, Irish scientist Mary Ward, age 42, was hit and killed by a car powered by a steam engine. The car was built by her cousins. She was the world's first known casualty of a car accident.

In 1879, she was only 14 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.

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