Bettie Ott (1917 - 1987)

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Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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1917 - In the year that Bettie Ott was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

1954 - She was 37 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

1985 - Bettie was 68 years old when in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

1986 - She was 69 years old when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

1987 - In the year of Bettie Ott's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Bettie Ott died in February 1987 at age 69. No cause of death has been entered for Bettie. She was born on April 23, 1917. We have no information about Bettie's family or relationships. We know that Bettie Ott had been residing in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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