Anna Perkins (1889 - 1978)

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Anna Perkins
1889 - 1978
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October 7, 1889
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November 1978
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15217
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Anna Perkins was born on October 7, 1889. She died in November 1978 at 89 years old. We know that Anna Perkins had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15217.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Anna Perkins passed away in November 1978 at age 89. She was born on October 7, 1889. We have no information about Anna's surviving family. We know that Anna Perkins had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15217.

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In 1889, in the year that Anna Perkins was born, on January 15th, the Coca-Cola Company was incorporated - originally as the "Pemberton Medicine Company". The Coca-Cola drink was originally created by John Stith Pemberton, first as a patent medicine and then as a soda fountain drink. Pemberton had sold the company in 1888, shortly before he died.

In 1891, when she was merely 2 years old, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1938, when she was 49 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1941, by the time she was 52 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1978, in the year of Anna Perkins's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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