Elisabeth C Vanmerkenste (1918 - 1993)

Elisabeth C Vanmerkenste
1918 - 1993
updated February 06, 2019
Elisabeth C Vanmerkenste was born on August 15, 1918. She died on February 10, 1993 at age 74. We know that Elisabeth C Vanmerkenste had been residing in zip code 33940.

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Elisabeth C Vanmerkenste died on February 10, 1993 at 74 years of age. She was born on August 15, 1918. There is no information about Elisabeth's family or relationships. We know that Elisabeth C Vanmerkenste had been residing in zip code 33940.
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In 1918, in the year that Elisabeth C Vanmerkenste was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1923, she was just 5 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1955, at the age of 37 years old, Elisabeth was alive when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1963, by the time she was 45 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1993, in the year of Elisabeth C Vanmerkenste's passing, 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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