Bessie Aikens (1903 - 1990)

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Bessie Aikens
1903 - 1990
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie Aikens was born on December 10, 1903. She died in May 1990 at 86 years old. We know that Bessie Aikens had been residing in Saint Augustine, Saint Johns County, Florida 32084.


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Bessie Aikens died in May 1990 at 86 years of age. She was born on December 10, 1903. We are unaware of information about Bessie's surviving family. We know that Bessie Aikens had been residing in Saint Augustine, Saint Johns County, Florida 32084.
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In 1903, in the year that Bessie Aikens was born, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1922, she was 19 years old when on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1946, Bessie was 43 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1955, when she was 52 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1990, in the year of Bessie Aikens's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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Jul 17, 1945 - December 1966
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Jan 18, 1917 - May 15, 2004
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