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Anna Knight (1883 - 1983)

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Anna Knight
1883 - 1983
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February 20, 1883
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January 1983
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Lake Katrine, Ulster County, New York 12449
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Anna Knight was born on February 20, 1883. She died in January 1983 at age 99. We know that Anna Knight had been residing in Lake Katrine, Ulster County, New York 12449.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Anna Knight passed away in January 1983 at 99 years of age. She was born on February 20, 1883. There is no information about Anna's immediate family. We know that Anna Knight had been residing in Lake Katrine, Ulster County, New York 12449.
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In 1883, in the year that Anna Knight was born, from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

In 1899, by the time she was 16 years old, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1936, by the time she was 53 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1962, she was 79 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1983, in the year of Anna Knight'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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