Awilda Hilton (1895 - 1978)

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Frank Eugene Hilton

Frank Eugene Hilton

Billy L. Hilton Jr

Billy L. Hilton Jr

Francesca A. (Cole) Hilton

Francesca A. (Cole) Hilton

Madeline Meadows

Madeline Meadows

Ron Palillo - Welcome Back, Kotter

Ron Palillo - Welcome Back, Kotter

Sebron Hilton Family, 1918 GA

Sebron Hilton Family, 1918 GA

Jackie Hilton, 1927

Jackie Hilton, 1927

Garrison School, Gr 5, 1960-1961, named

Garrison School, Gr 5, 1960-1961, named

Garrison School 1958-59 4th Grade, named

Garrison School 1958-59 4th Grade, named

Garrison School class 4th/5th gr 1956-57, named

Garrison School class 4th/5th gr 1956-57, named

George Washington Hilton

George Washington Hilton

Enos M. Hilton

Enos M. Hilton

The Hiltons

The Hiltons

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Lillie Cook Frank Eugene Hilton Billy L. Hilton Jr Francesca A. (Cole) Hilton

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1895 - In the year that Awilda Hilton 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.

1902 - At the age of just 7 years old, Awilda was alive when the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

1909 - When she was just 14 years old, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

1915 - When she was 20 years old, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

1978 - In the year of Awilda Hilton's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Awilda Hilton died in July 1978 at 83 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. She was born on May 1, 1895. We are unaware of information about Awilda's immediate family.

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