Bertha Brochu (1908 - 1981)

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Bertha Brochu
1908 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Bertha Brochu was born on December 21, 1908. She died in April 1981 at age 72.


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Bertha Brochu passed away in April 1981 at 72 years of age. She was born on December 21, 1908. There is no information about Bertha's family or relationships.
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In 1908, in the year that Bertha Brochu was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1915, when she was merely 7 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.

In 1962, by the time she was 54 years old, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1976, by the time she was 68 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1981, in the year of Bertha Brochu's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Nov 17, 1925 - September 1977
Philip G Brochu
Feb 9, 1928 - Dec 20, 2006
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Apr 19, 1935 - September 1987
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Feb 24, 1918 - Aug 2, 2011
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Nov 26, 1938 - Aug 3, 2007
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D Brochu
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Fernand Brochu
Apr 22, 1929 - Apr 5, 2009
Emilienne Brochu
Jun 5, 1914 - Oct 7, 2009
Madeleine M Brochu
Oct 17, 1948 - Nov 11, 2010
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Beatrice Brochu
Jun 2, 1908 - May 5, 1995
Barre, VT
Paul J Brochu
Sep 1, 1934 - Aug 12, 1992
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Rose Brochu
Jan 18, 1891 - January 1966
Salem, MA
Leo Brochu
Jan 2, 1941 - Jan 29, 2005
Evelyn Brochu
Sep 14, 1909 - Feb 19, 2002
Orono, ME
Joseph A Brochu
Jan 4, 1905 - Dec 27, 1988
Hardwick, VT
Catherine Brochu
Oct 27, 1917 - April 1980
Fall River, MA

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