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Edith Pike (1911 - 1978)

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Edith Pike
1911 - 1978
Born
June 24, 1911
Death
September 1978
Last Known Residence
Goshen, Sullivan County, New Hampshire 03752
Summary
Edith Pike of Goshen, Sullivan County, New Hampshire was born on June 24, 1911, and died at age 67 years old in September 1978.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 2784995

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Edith Pike passed away at age 67 years old in September 1978. Edith Pike of Goshen, Sullivan County, New Hampshire was born on June 24, 1911.

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Edith Pike lived 4 years shorter than the average Pike family member when she died at the age of 67.
The average age of a Pike family member is 71.
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1911 - 1978 World Events

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In 1911, in the year that Edith Pike 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, she was 23 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1956, at the age of 45 years old, Edith was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1964, Edith was 53 years old 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 1978, in the year of Edith Pike's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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