Catherine Hood (1905 - 1987)

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Catherine Hood
1905 - 1987
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December 23, 1905
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March 1987
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Wapato, Yakima County, Washington 98951
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Catherine Hood was born on December 23, 1905. She died in March 1987 at 81 years of age. We know that Catherine Hood had been residing in Wapato, Yakima County, Washington 98951.
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Catherine Hood passed away in March 1987 at 81 years of age. She was born on December 23, 1905. We have no information about Catherine's immediate family. We know that Catherine Hood had been residing in Wapato, Yakima County, Washington 98951.

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In 1905, in the year that Catherine Hood was born, the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1912, at the age of only 7 years old, Catherine was alive when the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1928, Catherine was 23 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1954, Catherine was 49 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1987, in the year of Catherine Hood'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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