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Elizabeth Sanowski (1897 - 1994)

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Elizabeth Sanowski
1897 - 1994
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January 16, 1897
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February 1994
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60632
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Elizabeth Sanowski was born on January 16, 1897. She died in February 1994 at 97 years old. We know that Elizabeth Sanowski had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60632.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Elizabeth Sanowski passed away in February 1994 at age 97. She was born on January 16, 1897. There is no information about Elizabeth's surviving family. We know that Elizabeth Sanowski had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60632.
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In 1897, in the year that Elizabeth Sanowski was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1906, at the age of merely 9 years old, Elizabeth was alive when author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1925, she was 28 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1948, when she was 51 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1994, in the year of Elizabeth Sanowski's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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