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Beatrice Hester (1920 - 2010)

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Beatrice Hester
1920 - 2010
Born
August 20, 1920
Death
May 30, 2010
Last Known Residence
Bronx, Bronx County, New York 10463
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Beatrice Hester of Bronx, Bronx County, New York was born on August 20, 1920, and died at age 89 years old on May 30, 2010.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 17333414

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Beatrice Hester passed away at age 89 years old on May 30, 2010. Beatrice Hester of Bronx, Bronx County, New York was born on August 20, 1920.

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Beatrice Hester lived 18 years longer than the average Hester family member when she died at the age of 89.
The average age of a Hester family member is 71.
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In 1920, in the year that Beatrice Hester was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1933, Beatrice was merely 13 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1947, when she was 27 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1980, when she was 60 years old, 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.

In 1998, Beatrice was 78 years old when on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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