Dorothy H Wright (1907 - 1998)

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Dorothy H Wright
1907 - 1998
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August 21, 1907
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August 9, 1998
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Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15301
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Dorothy H Wright was born on August 21, 1907. She died on August 9, 1998 at 90 years of age. We know that Dorothy H Wright had been residing in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15301.
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Dorothy H Wright died on August 9, 1998 at 90 years old. She was born on August 21, 1907. We have no information about Dorothy's family. We know that Dorothy H Wright had been residing in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15301.

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In 1907, in the year that Dorothy H Wright was born, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1912, at the age of only 5 years old, Dorothy was alive when in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1930, at the age of 23 years old, Dorothy was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1964, at the age of 57 years old, Dorothy was alive when 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 1998, in the year of Dorothy H Wright's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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