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Bessie Hamm (1892 - 1991)

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Bessie Hamm
1892 - 1991
Born
March 27, 1892
Death
May 20, 1991
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Bessie Hamm was born on March 27, 1892, and died at age 99 years old on May 20, 1991. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Bessie Hamm.
Updated: November 2, 2011
Biography ID: 49787139

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Bessie Hamm passed away at age 99 years old on May 20, 1991. Bessie Hamm was born on March 27, 1892. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Bessie Hamm.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Bessie Hamm lived 28 years longer than the average Hamm family member when she died at the age of 99.
The average age of a Hamm family member is 71.
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1892 - 1991 World Events

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In 1892, in the year that Bessie Hamm was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1944, by the time she was 52 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1967, when she was 75 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1978, by the time she was 86 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1991, in the year of Bessie Hamm's passing, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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