Dorcas Stewart (1890 - 1988)

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Dorcas Stewart
1890 - 1988
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September 11, 1890
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April 23, 1988
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60619
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Dorcas Stewart was born on September 11, 1890. She died on April 23, 1988 at 97 years old. We know that Dorcas Stewart had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60619.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Dorcas Stewart died on April 23, 1988 at 97 years of age. She was born on September 11, 1890. We have no information about Dorcas's family or relationships. We know that Dorcas Stewart had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60619.

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In 1890, in the year that Dorcas Stewart was born, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1905, when she was only 15 years old, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1921, she was 31 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1961, Dorcas was 71 years old when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1988, in the year of Dorcas Stewart's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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