Blanca Echevarria (1897 - 1987)

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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

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1897 - In the year that Blanca Echevarria was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

1933 - Blanca was 36 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

1976 - Blanca was 79 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1979 - Blanca was 82 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

1987 - In the year of Blanca Echevarria'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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Blanca Echevarria passed away in September 1987 at age 89. There is no listed cause of death for Blanca. She was born on December 6, 1897. There is no information about Blanca's family or relationships. We know that Blanca Echevarria had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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