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Bertha Nisbet (1894 - 1985)

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Bertha Nisbet
1894 - 1985
Born
November 9, 1894
Death
December 1985
Last Known Residence
Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine 04107
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Bertha Nisbet of Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine was born on November 9, 1894, and died at age 91 years old in December 1985.
Updated: October 1, 2011

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Bertha Nisbet passed away at age 91 years old in December 1985. Bertha Nisbet of Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine was born on November 9, 1894.

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Bertha Nisbet lived 22 years longer than the average Nisbet family member when she died at the age of 91.
The average age of a Nisbet family member is 69.
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In 1894, in the year that Bertha Nisbet was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1916, by the time she was 22 years old, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1943, she was 49 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1964, when she was 70 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1985, in the year of Bertha Nisbet'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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