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Bessie Greenwade (1891 - 1980)

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Bessie Greenwade
1891 - 1980
Born
April 16, 1891
Death
December 1980
Last Known Residence
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland 21740
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Bessie Greenwade of Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland was born on April 16, 1891, and died at age 89 years old in December 1980.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 29912857

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Bessie Greenwade passed away at age 89 years old in December 1980. Bessie Greenwade of Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland was born on April 16, 1891.

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Bessie Greenwade lived 15 years longer than the average Greenwade family member when she died at the age of 89.
The average age of a Greenwade family member is 74.
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1891 - 1980 World Events

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In 1891, in the year that Bessie Greenwade was born, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1901, Bessie was merely 10 years old when the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1915, she was 24 years old when Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1933, when she was 42 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1980, in the year of Bessie Greenwade's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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