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Ellen Bashaw (1906 - 1986)

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Ellen Bashaw
1906 - 1986
Born
July 2, 1906
Death
September 1986
Last Known Residence
Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts 01950
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Ellen Bashaw of Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts was born on July 2, 1906, and died at age 80 years old in September 1986.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 6261837

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Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts 01950
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Ellen Bashaw passed away at age 80 years old in September 1986. Ellen Bashaw of Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts was born on July 2, 1906.

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1906 - 1986 World Events

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In 1906, in the year that Ellen Bashaw was born, 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 1913, she was just 7 years old when the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1938, at the age of 32 years old, Ellen was alive when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1965, when she was 59 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1986, in the year of Ellen Bashaw's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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