Agnes Harkelrode (1897 - 1979)

Agnes Harkelrode
1897 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Agnes Harkelrode was born on November 15, 1897. She died in January 1979 at age 81. We know that Agnes Harkelrode had been residing in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 17105.

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Agnes Harkelrode died in January 1979 at 81 years of age. She was born on November 15, 1897. We have no information about Agnes's surviving family. We know that Agnes Harkelrode had been residing in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 17105.
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In 1897, in the year that Agnes Harkelrode was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1903, when she was only 6 years old, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1951, Agnes was 54 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1961, by the time she was 64 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1979, in the year of Agnes Harkelrode's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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