Bessie Heckman (1888 - 1978)

Bessie Heckman
1888 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie Heckman was born on May 9, 1888. She died in March 1978 at age 89. We know that Bessie Heckman had been residing in Fayetteville, Franklin County, Pennsylvania 17222.
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Bessie Heckman passed away in March 1978 at 89 years old. She was born on May 9, 1888. We are unaware of information about Bessie's immediate family. We know that Bessie Heckman had been residing in Fayetteville, Franklin County, Pennsylvania 17222.
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In 1888, in the year that Bessie Heckman was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1891, at the age of merely 3 years old, Bessie was alive when on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1915, she was 27 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 1944, at the age of 56 years old, Bessie was alive when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1978, in the year of Bessie Heckman's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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Mar 23, 1899 - December 1971
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