Edith C Hughes (1919 - 2009)

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Edith C Hughes
1919 - 2009
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December 2, 1919
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October 21, 2009
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North Bend, King County, Washington 98045
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Edith C Hughes was born on December 2, 1919. She died on October 21, 2009 at 89 years old. We know that Edith C Hughes had been residing in North Bend, King County, Washington 98045.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Edith C Hughes died on October 21, 2009 at 89 years of age. She was born on December 2, 1919. We have no information about Edith's surviving family. We know that Edith C Hughes had been residing in North Bend, King County, Washington 98045.

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In 1919, in the year that Edith C Hughes was born, on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1931, Edith was just 12 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1944, Edith was 25 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1950, at the age of 31 years old, Edith was alive when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1993, when she was 74 years old, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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