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Ella Sumners (1897 - 1990)

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Ella Sumners
1897 - 1990
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September 19, 1897
Death
April 1990
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Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey 08618
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Ella Sumners was born on September 19, 1897. She died in April 1990 at 92 years old. We know that Ella Sumners had been residing in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey 08618.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Ella Sumners passed away in April 1990 at 92 years old. She was born on September 19, 1897. We are unaware of information about Ella's family or relationships. We know that Ella Sumners had been residing in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey 08618.
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1897 - 1990 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that Ella Sumners 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 1905, when she was merely 8 years old, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1960, she was 63 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1984, when she was 87 years old, 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".

In 1990, in the year of Ella Sumners's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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