Eleanor Sweet (1910 - 1980)

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Eleanor Sweet
1910 - 1980
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February 13, 1910
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March 1980
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506
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Eleanor Sweet was born on February 13, 1910. She died in March 1980 at age 70. We know that Eleanor Sweet had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506.
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Eleanor Sweet passed away in March 1980 at 70 years of age. She was born on February 13, 1910. There is no information about Eleanor's family or relationships. We know that Eleanor Sweet had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506.

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In 1910, in the year that Eleanor Sweet was born, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1931, she was 21 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1959, she was 49 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1971, at the age of 61 years old, Eleanor was alive when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1980, in the year of Eleanor Sweet's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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