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Bessie B Minor (1894 - 1998)

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Bessie B Minor
1894 - 1998
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September 20, 1894
Death
May 3, 1998
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19139
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Bessie B Minor was born on September 20, 1894. She died on May 3, 1998 at age 103. We know that Bessie B Minor had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19139.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Bessie B Minor died on May 3, 1998 at age 103. She was born on September 20, 1894. We have no information about Bessie's immediate family. We know that Bessie B Minor had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19139.
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In 1894, in the year that Bessie B Minor was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1933, she was 39 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1953, she was 59 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1985, she was 91 years old when on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

In 1998, in the year of Bessie B Minor's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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