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Berta R Hernandez (1921 - 2008)

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Berta R Hernandez
1921 - 2008
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April 18, 1921
Death
March 15, 2008
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Glendale, Los Angeles County, California 91201
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Berta R Hernandez was born on April 18, 1921. She died on March 15, 2008 at 86 years old. We know that Berta R Hernandez had been residing in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California 91201.
Updated: October 1, 2011
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Berta R Hernandez passed away on March 15, 2008 at 86 years old. She was born on April 18, 1921. There is no information about Berta's family or relationships. We know that Berta R Hernandez had been residing in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California 91201.
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In 1921, in the year that Berta R Hernandez was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1941, she was 20 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1955, when she was 34 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1973, she was 52 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1988, at the age of 67 years old, Berta was alive when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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