Bessie Porter (1896 - 1989)

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Rosedale, Bolivar County, Mississippi

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1896 - In the year that Bessie Porter was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

1925 - At the age of 29 years old, Bessie was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1946 - At the age of 50 years old, Bessie was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1984 - At the age of 88 years old, Bessie was alive when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

1989 - In the year of Bessie Porter's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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Bessie Porter passed away on April 1, 1989 at 92 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Bessie. She was born on December 10, 1896. We are unaware of information about Bessie's family. We know that Bessie Porter had been residing in Rosedale, Bolivar County, Mississippi.

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