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Bessie South (1899 - 2000)

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Bessie South
1899 - 2000
Born
August 1, 1899
Death
February 12, 2000
Last Known Residence
Stockton, San Joaquin County, California 95208
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Bessie South of Stockton, San Joaquin County, California was born on August 1, 1899, and died at age 100 years old on February 12, 2000.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 17334141

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Bessie South passed away at age 100 years old on February 12, 2000. Bessie South of Stockton, San Joaquin County, California was born on August 1, 1899.

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Bessie South lived 30 years longer than the average South family member when she died at the age of 100.
The average age of a South family member is 70.
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1899 - 2000 World Events

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In 1899, in the year that Bessie South was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1901, Bessie was just 2 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 1969, when she was 70 years old, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1989, she was 90 years old when 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%.

In 1991, Bessie was 92 years old when on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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