Dorothy H Bechtel (1922 - 2001)

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Dorothy H Bechtel
1922 - 2001
November 13, 1922
October 24, 2001
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Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85035
Dorothy H Bechtel was born on November 13, 1922. She died on October 24, 2001 at age 78. We know that Dorothy H Bechtel had been residing in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85035.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Dorothy H Bechtel passed away on October 24, 2001 at age 78. She was born on November 13, 1922. There is no information about Dorothy's family. We know that Dorothy H Bechtel had been residing in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85035.

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In 1922, in the year that Dorothy H Bechtel was born, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1937, she was only 15 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1945, she was 23 years old when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

In 1982, by the time she was 60 years old, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1991, when she was 69 years old, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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