Bessie Ann (Sparrow) Kavanagh Born 5/2/1930 (born 1930)

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Bessie, who likes to be called Betty, is my Great Grandma. she is the most wonderful, caring person you will ever meet. she is 88 and she is still currently alive. On April 10th, 1941, she sadly lost her father Reginald William Sparrow. She and her dad was in there house in Birmingham, during the Birmingham Blitz, during the times her siblings; Joyce, Dorothy, Leslie and Brian, along with there mother Elsie was in the shelter. My Nan and her Dad were bombed by a German bomb while they were in the house, which unfortunately killed Reginald, but only hospitalised my Nan for 3 weeks. Now she is the most outgoing, loving person and anyone who meets her instantly loves her.

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Birmingham, West Midlands County, England United Kingdom

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Father: Reginald William Sparrow

Husband: Dilwyn Andrew Kavanagh
Children with Dilwyn: Pauline (Kavanagh) Goode and Sue (Kavanagh) Moore

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"Betty"

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Ann

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Sparrow

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In 1930, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1959, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1968, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1977, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1986, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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