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Agnes Simester (1897 - 1976)

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Agnes Simester
1897 - 1976
Born
October 3, 1897
Death
March 1976
Last Known Residence
Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois 61071
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Agnes Simester of Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois was born on October 3, 1897, and died at age 78 years old in March 1976.
Updated: November 2, 2011
Biography ID: 49787002

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Agnes Simester passed away at age 78 years old in March 1976. Agnes Simester of Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois was born on October 3, 1897.

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Agnes Simester lived 11 years longer than the average Simester family member when she died at the age of 78.
The average age of a Simester family member is 67.
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1897 - 1976 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that Agnes Simester was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1903, she was just 6 years old when the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

In 1919, she was 22 years old when in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1962, she was 65 years old when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1976, in the year of Agnes Simester's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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