Anna Schmid (1895 - 1980)

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Anna Schmid
1895 - 1980
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March 30, 1895
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April 1980
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Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16417
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Anna Schmid was born on March 30, 1895. She died in April 1980 at age 85. We know that Anna Schmid had been residing in Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16417.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Anna Schmid passed away in April 1980 at 85 years old. She was born on March 30, 1895. There is no information about Anna's family. We know that Anna Schmid had been residing in Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16417.

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In 1895, in the year that Anna Schmid was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1902, by the time she was merely 7 years old, the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1915, when she was 20 years old, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1963, Anna was 68 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1980, in the year of Anna Schmid's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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