Catherine Barrett (1883 - 1968)

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New York, New York County, New York

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1883 - In the year that Catherine Barrett was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

1893 - When she was only 10 years old, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

1937 - She was 54 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1942 - By the time she was 59 years old, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

1968 - In the year of Catherine Barrett's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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Catherine Barrett passed away in June 1968 at 85 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Catherine. She was born on May 18, 1883. We are unaware of information about Catherine's surviving family. We know that Catherine Barrett had been residing in New York, New York County, New York.

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