Bessie Weiss (1891 - 1972)

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Bessie Weiss
1891 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie Weiss was born on January 15, 1891. She died in August 1972 at 81 years old. We know that Bessie Weiss had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida.


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Bessie Weiss died in August 1972 at age 81. She was born on January 15, 1891. We have no information about Bessie's family or relationships. We know that Bessie Weiss had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
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1891 - 1972 World Events

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In 1891, in the year that Bessie Weiss was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1907, at the age of 16 years old, Bessie was alive when in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1940, by the time she was 49 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1964, by the time she was 73 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1972, in the year of Bessie Weiss's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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around 1872 - Nov 20, 1942
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around 1869 - Jan 4, 1935
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around 1906 - Dec 22, 1934
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around 1877 - Feb 6, 1934
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around 1877 - Dec 28, 1932
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around 1870 - Aug 10, 1925
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around 1864 - Apr 14, 1924
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around 1858 - May 9, 1924
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around 1878 - Aug 5, 1920
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around 1836 - May 16, 1920
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around 1918 - Aug 31, 1919

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May 3, 1920 - Dec 15, 1988
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Aug 10, 1907 - Sep 28, 1997
Los Angeles, CA
Ruth Weiss
Apr 24, 1915 - Feb 11, 2006
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pauline Weiss
Oct 26, 1897 - March 1983
Miami, Florida
Winifred Weiss
Sep 21, 1887 - February 1978
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Ethel Weiss
Jul 10, 1890 - October 1974
North Miami Beach, Florida
Ida Weiss
Jan 18, 1887 - September 1973
Miami, Florida
Anna Weiss
May 20, 1889 - October 1975
Melbourne, Florida
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Mar 4, 1896 - October 1980
North Miami Beach, Florida
Minnie Weiss
Feb 12, 1892 - February 1973
Jacksonville, Florida
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Jun 21, 1900 - October 1982
Hallandale, Florida
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Apr 21, 1895 - Jun 7, 1990
Burton J Weiss
Sep 13, 1934 - Jan 16, 2010
Miami, Florida
Solomon Weiss
Mar 10, 1922 - February 1983
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Pauline Weiss
Apr 15, 1900 - January 1985
Vacaville, California
Belle Weiss
Jan 6, 1909 - Feb 1, 2008
Bronx, NY, Africa
Malvine Weiss
Aug 28, 1877 - February 1973
Miami, Florida
Robert Weiss
Mar 20, 1938 - June 1974

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