Bertha M Humes (1915 - 1989)

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Bertha M Humes
1915 - 1989
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July 11, 1915
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August 20, 1989
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Bertha M Humes was born on July 11, 1915. She died on August 20, 1989 at age 74. We know that Bertha M Humes had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
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Bertha M Humes passed away on August 20, 1989 at 74 years of age. She was born on July 11, 1915. There is no information about Bertha's family or relationships. We know that Bertha M Humes had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1915, in the year that Bertha M Humes was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1922, when she was merely 7 years old, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1939, when she was 24 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1948, when she was 33 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1989, in the year of Bertha M Humes's passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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