Clara Hannum (1899 - 1987)

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Greenacres, Spokane County, Washington

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1899 - In the year that Clara Hannum was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

1904 - Clara was merely 5 years old when the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

1915 - By the time she was 16 years old, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

1943 - By the time she was 44 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

1987 - In the year of Clara Hannum'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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Clara Hannum died in August 1987 at 88 years old. There is no known cause of death for Clara. She was born on January 12, 1899. We are unaware of information about Clara's family. We know that Clara Hannum had been residing in Greenacres, Spokane County, Washington.

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