Anna Howe (1902 - 1981)

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Anna Howe
1902 - 1981
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December 11, 1902
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June 1981
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Wheeling, Livingston County, Missouri 64688
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Anna Howe was born on December 11, 1902. She died in June 1981 at 78 years of age. We know that Anna Howe had been residing in Wheeling, Livingston County, Missouri 64688.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Anna Howe died in June 1981 at 78 years old. She was born on December 11, 1902. There is no information about Anna's immediate family. We know that Anna Howe had been residing in Wheeling, Livingston County, Missouri 64688.

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In 1902, in the year that Anna Howe was born, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1914, she was just 12 years old when in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1942, by the time she was 40 years old, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1965, Anna was 63 years old when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1981, in the year of Anna Howe's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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