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Bertha Prelwitz (1890 - 1964)

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Bertha Prelwitz
1890 - 1964
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December 15, 1890
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March 1964
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Bertha Prelwitz was born on December 15, 1890. She died in March 1964 at 73 years old. We know that Bertha Prelwitz had been residing in Oregon .
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Bertha Prelwitz passed away in March 1964 at 73 years old. She was born on December 15, 1890. We have no information about Bertha's family or relationships. We know that Bertha Prelwitz had been residing in Oregon .
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In 1890, in the year that Bertha Prelwitz was born, on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1914, by the time she was 24 years old, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1921, when she was 31 years old, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1949, at the age of 59 years old, Bertha was alive when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1964, in the year of Bertha Prelwitz's passing, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

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