Betty Downing (1921 - 1983)

Betty Downing
1921 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Betty Downing was born on May 1, 1921. She died in June 1983 at 62 years old. We know that Betty Downing had been residing in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15644.
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Betty Downing died in June 1983 at 62 years old. She was born on May 1, 1921. We are unaware of information about Betty's family. We know that Betty Downing had been residing in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15644.
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In 1921, in the year that Betty Downing was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1933, at the age of only 12 years old, Betty was alive when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1954, by the time she was 33 years old, 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.

In 1969, she was 48 years old when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1983, in the year of Betty Downing's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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Dec 25, 1927 - Jul 11, 2005
Mar 27, 1913 - January 1974
Feb 21, 1927 - June 1986
Jan 20, 1924 - Apr 17, 1998
Jul 3, 1921 - Nov 23, 2003
Apr 18, 1947 - Oct 22, 2006
Nov 23, 1924 - Mar 29, 1997
Aug 31, 1922 - Nov 9, 2003
Aug 24, 1939 - Feb 28, 2010
Jul 16, 1925 - Feb 2, 2009
Nov 5, 1922 - Nov 13, 2005
May 1, 1920 - Aug 7, 2003
Apr 24, 1940 - Feb 18, 2011
Jan 28, 1925 - March 1980

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Jul 30, 1902 - May 1975
Nov 25, 1900 - September 1980
Jan 28, 1910 - Mar 11, 1988
Apr 5, 1904 - July 1983
Apr 9, 1900 - May 1979
Sep 26, 1909 - Sep 28, 1996
Nov 15, 1915 - December 1980
Apr 29, 1920 - Sep 8, 1998
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