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Dorothy H Harris (1911 - 1992)

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Dorothy H Harris
1911 - 1992
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January 2, 1911
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August 22, 1992
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New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 18938
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Dorothy H Harris was born on January 2, 1911. She died on August 22, 1992 at 81 years old. We know that Dorothy H Harris had been residing in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 18938.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Dorothy H Harris died on August 22, 1992 at 81 years of age. She was born on January 2, 1911. There is no information about Dorothy's family or relationships. We know that Dorothy H Harris had been residing in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 18938.
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In 1911, in the year that Dorothy H Harris was born, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1934, at the age of 23 years old, Dorothy was alive when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1948, when she was 37 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1963, Dorothy was 52 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1992, in the year of Dorothy H Harris's passing, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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