Bessie L Whitelaw (1911 - 2003)

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Bessie L Whitelaw
1911 - 2003
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie L Whitelaw was born on October 31, 1911. She died on October 3, 2003 at age 91. We know that Bessie L Whitelaw had been residing in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan 48910.


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Bessie L Whitelaw passed away on October 3, 2003 at 91 years of age. She was born on October 31, 1911. We are unaware of information about Bessie's family. We know that Bessie L Whitelaw had been residing in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan 48910.
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In 1911, in the year that Bessie L Whitelaw was born, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1923, at the age of only 12 years old, Bessie was alive when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1968, at the age of 57 years old, Bessie was alive when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1976, at the age of 65 years old, Bessie was alive when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1984, by the time she was 73 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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