Beatrice Elena Conn (1890 - 1958)

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Dimb, Australia

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Dimb, Australia

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Family

Father: Dean Robert Conn
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Lamour Conn

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Elena

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1890 - In the year that Beatrice Elena Conn was born, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader Éole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

1911 - Beatrice was 21 years old when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

1937 - When she was 47 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1952 - She was 62 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

1958 - In the year of Beatrice Elena Conn's passing, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

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Beatrice Elena Conn passed away in 1958 in Dimb, Australia at 68 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. She was born in 1890. She was born to Dean Robert Conn and Elizabeth Ann Lamour Conn, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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