Dolores Harley (1920 - 2007)

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Dolores Harley
1920 - 2007
August 1, 1920
October 2, 2007
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15236
Dolores Harley was born on August 1, 1920. She died on October 2, 2007 at age 87. We know that Dolores Harley had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15236.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Dolores Harley passed away on October 2, 2007 at age 87. She was born on August 1, 1920. There is no information about Dolores' family. We know that Dolores Harley had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15236.

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In 1920, in the year that Dolores Harley was born, 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 1936, at the age of 16 years old, Dolores was alive when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1946, at the age of 26 years old, Dolores was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1964, by the time she was 44 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1999, when she was 79 years old, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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