Bessie C Leggett (1902 - 1988)

Bessie C Leggett
1902 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie C Leggett was born on June 21, 1902. She died on October 1, 1988 at 86 years of age. We know that Bessie C Leggett had been residing in Bassfield, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi 39421.
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Bessie C Leggett passed away on October 1, 1988 at 86 years of age. She was born on June 21, 1902. There is no information about Bessie's family or relationships. We know that Bessie C Leggett had been residing in Bassfield, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi 39421.
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In 1902, in the year that Bessie C Leggett was born, the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1916, she was merely 14 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1931, Bessie was 29 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1975, at the age of 73 years old, Bessie was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1988, in the year of Bessie C Leggett's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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