Sarah Jane Rutherford (1868 - 1923)

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Sarah Jane Rutherford
1868 - 1923
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1868
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1923
Beaufort, Australia
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Beaufort, Australia
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Sarah Jane Rutherford was born in 1868. She was born to Lamb Ralph Rutherford and Maria Wootton Rutherford. She died in 1923 in Beaufort, Australia at 55 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sarah Jane Rutherford passed away in 1923 in Beaufort, Australia at 55 years old. She was born in 1868. She was born to Lamb Ralph Rutherford and Maria Wootton Rutherford.

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In 1868, in the year that Sarah Jane Rutherford was born, on January 9th, Great Britain ended the practice of transporting its prisoners to Australia. It ended with the arrival of the convict ship Hougoumont in Western Australia. The trip took 89 days and there were 62 Fenians - people fighting for a free Ireland - among the transportees.

In 1898, Sarah was 30 years old when on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1900, by the time she was 32 years old, the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1918, Sarah was 50 years old when in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1923, in the year of Sarah Jane Rutherford's passing, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

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