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Bessie Weierich (1927 - 2008)

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Bessie Weierich
1927 - 2008
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May 17, 1927
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April 17, 2008
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Rockledge, Brevard County, Florida 32955
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Bessie Weierich was born on May 17, 1927. She died on April 17, 2008 at 80 years old. We know that Bessie Weierich had been residing in Rockledge, Brevard County, Florida 32955.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Bessie Weierich died on April 17, 2008 at 80 years old. She was born on May 17, 1927. We are unaware of information about Bessie's family or relationships. We know that Bessie Weierich had been residing in Rockledge, Brevard County, Florida 32955.
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In 1927, in the year that Bessie Weierich was born, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1935, she was just 8 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1943, she was 16 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1986, Bessie was 59 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1995, she was 68 years old when on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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