Elizabeth Bankes (1909 - 1987)

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Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington

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1909 - In the year that Elizabeth Bankes was born, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

1928 - When she was 19 years old, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1977 - When she was 68 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

1981 - By the time she was 72 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

1987 - In the year of Elizabeth Bankes's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Elizabeth Bankes died in March 1987 at 77 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Elizabeth. She was born on May 30, 1909. We are unaware of information about Elizabeth's family or relationships. We know that Elizabeth Bankes had been residing in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington.

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