Catherine Bernard (1885 - 1972)

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Catherine Bernard
1885 - 1972
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December 2, 1885
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June 1972
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Houston, Harris County, Texas 77019
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Catherine Bernard was born on December 2, 1885. She died in June 1972 at 86 years of age. We know that Catherine Bernard had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77019.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Catherine Bernard passed away in June 1972 at 86 years old. She was born on December 2, 1885. There is no information about Catherine's surviving family. We know that Catherine Bernard had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77019.

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In 1885, in the year that Catherine Bernard was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1920, when she was 35 years old, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1948, Catherine was 63 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1963, Catherine was 78 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1972, in the year of Catherine Bernard's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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