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Christiana Myers (1889 - 1987)

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Christiana Myers
1889 - 1987
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July 18, 1889
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November 1987
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Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 17111
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Christiana Myers was born on July 18, 1889. She died in November 1987 at 98 years old. We know that Christiana Myers had been residing in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 17111.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Christiana Myers passed away in November 1987 at 98 years of age. She was born on July 18, 1889. There is no information about Christiana's immediate family. We know that Christiana Myers had been residing in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 17111.
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In 1889, in the year that Christiana Myers was born, on February 22nd, President Cleveland signed a bill allowing North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington to become states. North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states on November 2nd, Montana became the 41st state on November 8th, and Washington became the 42nd state on November 11th.

In 1909, at the age of 20 years old, Christiana was alive when the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1967, at the age of 78 years old, Christiana was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1972, at the age of 83 years old, Christiana was alive when 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%.

In 1987, in the year of Christiana Myers's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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