Elizabeth Trunkey (1893 - 1984)

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Manteca, San Joaquin County, California

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1893 - In the year that Elizabeth Trunkey was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

1926 - Elizabeth was 33 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1929 - By the time she was 36 years old, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

1949 - By the time she was 56 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

1984 - In the year of Elizabeth Trunkey's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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Elizabeth Trunkey died in August 1984 at age 90. There is no known cause of death for Elizabeth. She was born on August 26, 1893. We have no information about Elizabeth's family or relationships. We know that Elizabeth Trunkey had been residing in Manteca, San Joaquin County, California.

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