Dorothy D Pretlow (1910 - 1996)

Dorothy D Pretlow
1910 - 1996
updated February 06, 2019
Dorothy D Pretlow was born on October 15, 1910. She died on April 15, 1996 at 85 years of age. We know that Dorothy D Pretlow had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20002.

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Dorothy D Pretlow passed away on April 15, 1996 at 85 years of age. She was born on October 15, 1910. We have no information about Dorothy's family or relationships. We know that Dorothy D Pretlow had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20002.
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In 1910, in the year that Dorothy D Pretlow was born, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1927, she was 17 years old when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1979, Dorothy was 69 years old when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1982, by the time she was 72 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1996, in the year of Dorothy D Pretlow's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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