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Bertha Olsen (1899 - 1988)

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Bertha Olsen
1899 - 1988
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March 18, 1899
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January 1988
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Anaheim, Orange County, California 92804
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Bertha Olsen was born on March 18, 1899. She died in January 1988 at age 88. We know that Bertha Olsen had been residing in Anaheim, Orange County, California 92804.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Bertha Olsen passed away in January 1988 at 88 years of age. She was born on March 18, 1899. We are unaware of information about Bertha's family. We know that Bertha Olsen had been residing in Anaheim, Orange County, California 92804.
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In 1899, in the year that Bertha Olsen was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1909, at the age of merely 10 years old, Bertha was alive when the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1910, she was just 11 years old when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1974, at the age of 75 years old, Bertha was alive when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1988, in the year of Bertha Olsen's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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