Bertha Schimek (1888 - 1971)

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Bertha Schimek
1888 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
Bertha Schimek was born on September 20, 1888. She died in May 1971 at 82 years of age. We know that Bertha Schimek had been residing in New York, New York County, New York.

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Bertha Schimek died in May 1971 at 82 years old. She was born on September 20, 1888. We are unaware of information about Bertha's family. We know that Bertha Schimek had been residing in New York, New York County, New York.
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In 1888, in the year that Bertha Schimek was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1912, Bertha was 24 years old when Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1924, she was 36 years old when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1944, Bertha was 56 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1971, in the year of Bertha Schimek's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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Helen Schimek
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Eugene Schimek
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George Schimek
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Mobile, AL
Julius Schimek
Jan 1, 1887 - May 1967
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Alfred Schimek
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Miami, FL
Charles Schimek
Jul 23, 1893 - May 13, 1990
Daniel C Schimek
Jul 2, 1963 - Apr 4, 2011
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Rego Park, NY
Grace Schimek
Oct 16, 1905 - May 1973
West Palm Beach, FL
Leo R Schimek
Dec 13, 1925 - Aug 13, 2004
Debary, FL
William D Schimek
Sep 4, 1933 - Nov 17, 1999
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Gertrude Schimek
Nov 22, 1902 - January 1984
West Palm Beach, FL
Constantin Schimek
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Lake Worth, FL

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