Elfriede Kwast (1912 - 2008)

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Elfriede Kwast
1912 - 2008
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October 31, 1912
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December 4, 2008
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98136
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Elfriede Kwast was born on October 31, 1912. She died on December 4, 2008 at 96 years of age. We know that Elfriede Kwast had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98136.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Elfriede Kwast died on December 4, 2008 at 96 years old. She was born on October 31, 1912. We are unaware of information about Elfriede's immediate family. We know that Elfriede Kwast had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98136.

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In 1912, in the year that Elfriede Kwast was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1933, by the time she was 21 years old, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1940, she was 28 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1987, Elfriede was 75 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1999, by the time she was 87 years old, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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