Catherine Bernard (1894 - 1979)

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Catherine Bernard
1894 - 1979
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December 28, 1894
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October 1979
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Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio 45211
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Catherine Bernard was born on December 28, 1894. She died in October 1979 at 84 years of age. We know that Catherine Bernard had been residing in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio 45211.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Catherine Bernard passed away in October 1979 at age 84. She was born on December 28, 1894. We have no information about Catherine's family. We know that Catherine Bernard had been residing in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio 45211.

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In 1894, in the year that Catherine Bernard was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1909, at the age of merely 15 years old, Catherine was alive when explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1925, Catherine was 31 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1956, Catherine was 62 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1979, in the year of Catherine Bernard's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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