Anna Howe (1884 - 1983)

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Anna Howe
1884 - 1983
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May 8, 1884
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November 1983
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Modesto, Stanislaus County, California 95350
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Anna Howe was born on May 8, 1884. She died in November 1983 at 99 years of age. We know that Anna Howe had been residing in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California 95350.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Anna Howe passed away in November 1983 at 99 years old. She was born on May 8, 1884. There is no information about Anna's family or relationships. We know that Anna Howe had been residing in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California 95350.

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In 1884, in the year that Anna Howe was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1944, at the age of 60 years old, Anna was alive when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1956, she was 72 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1966, Anna was 82 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1983, in the year of Anna Howe's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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