Betty Jane Sonnett (1920 - 1994)

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Betty Jane Sonnett
1920 - 1994
January 25, 1920
March 1994
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Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 03062
Betty Jane Sonnett was born on January 25, 1920. Betty Jane died in March 1994 at age 74. We know that Betty Jane Sonnett had been residing in Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 03062.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Betty Jane Sonnett passed away in March 1994 at age 74. Betty Jane was born on January 25, 1920. We have no information about Betty Jane's family. We know that Betty Jane Sonnett had been residing in Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 03062.

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In 1920, in the year that Betty Jane Sonnett was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1957, at the age of 37 years old, Betty Jane was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1962, at the age of 42 years old, Betty Jane was alive when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1985, when this person was 65 years old, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

In 1994, in the year of Betty Jane Sonnett's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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