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Bertha Newlands (1897 - 1985)

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Bertha Newlands
1897 - 1985
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December 19, 1897
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October 1985
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North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01247
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Bertha Newlands was born on December 19, 1897. She died in October 1985 at 87 years old. We know that Bertha Newlands had been residing in North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01247.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Bertha Newlands passed away in October 1985 at age 87. She was born on December 19, 1897. We are unaware of information about Bertha's immediate family. We know that Bertha Newlands had been residing in North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01247.
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In 1897, in the year that Bertha Newlands was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1910, Bertha was only 13 years old when the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1946, by the time she was 49 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1952, at the age of 55 years old, Bertha was alive when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1985, in the year of Bertha Newlands's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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