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Bertha Nisbet (1876 - 1968)

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Bertha Nisbet
1876 - 1968
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February 22, 1876
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February 1968
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Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85016
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Bertha Nisbet was born on February 22, 1876. She died in February 1968 at 91 years of age. We know that Bertha Nisbet had been residing in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85016.
Updated: November 10, 2011
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Bertha Nisbet died in February 1968 at age 91. She was born on February 22, 1876. There is no information about Bertha's immediate family. We know that Bertha Nisbet had been residing in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85016.
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In 1876, in the year that Bertha Nisbet was born, in the Spring, Sioux chief Sitting Bull's encampment in the region of the Little Bighorn River was expanded by "vast numbers" from other tribes. This meeting of Native Americans became the last great gathering of native peoples on the Great Plains.

In 1893, at the age of 17 years old, Bertha was alive when on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1936, Bertha was 60 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1946, she was 70 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1968, in the year of Bertha Nisbet's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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