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Bertha James (1905 - 1979)

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Bertha James
1905 - 1979
Born
January 29, 1905
Death
February 1979
Last Known Residence
McLoud, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma 74851
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Bertha James of McLoud, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma was born on January 29, 1905, and died at age 74 years old in February 1979.
Updated: November 7, 2011
Biography ID: 65796722

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Bertha James passed away at age 74 years old in February 1979. Bertha James of McLoud, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma was born on January 29, 1905.

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Bertha James lived 5 years longer than the average James family member when she died at the age of 74.
The average age of a James family member is 69.
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In 1905, in the year that Bertha James was born, acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1920, she was just 15 years old when the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1935, Bertha was 30 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1966, Bertha was 61 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1979, in the year of Bertha James's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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