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Bernice Biddie (1900 - 1983)

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Bernice Biddie
1900 - 1983
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April 30, 1900
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October 1983
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West Covina, Los Angeles County, California 91790
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Bernice Biddie was born on April 30, 1900. She died in October 1983 at 83 years old. We know that Bernice Biddie had been residing in West Covina, Los Angeles County, California 91790.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Bernice Biddie passed away in October 1983 at age 83. She was born on April 30, 1900. There is no information about Bernice's family or relationships. We know that Bernice Biddie had been residing in West Covina, Los Angeles County, California 91790.
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In 1900, in the year that Bernice Biddie was born, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1911, she was merely 11 years old when British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1940, at the age of 40 years old, Bernice was alive when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1963, when she was 63 years old, 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 1983, in the year of Bernice Biddie's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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