Bessie E Wesley

(1910 - 2000)

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Bessie E Wesley
1910 - 2000
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April 20, 1910
Death
December 30, 2000
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Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas 72834
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Bessie E Wesley was born on April 20, 1910. She died on December 30, 2000 at 90 years old. We know that Bessie E Wesley had been residing in Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas 72834.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Bessie E Wesley died on December 30, 2000 at 90 years old. She was born on April 20, 1910. We are unaware of information about Bessie's surviving family. We know that Bessie E Wesley had been residing in Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas 72834.

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In 1910, in the year that Bessie E Wesley was born, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1920, at the age of merely 10 years old, Bessie was alive when on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1933, at the age of 23 years old, Bessie was alive when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1960, when she was 50 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1975, she was 65 years old 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.

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