Elza Hardin (1902 - 1986)

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Elza Hardin
1902 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Elza Hardin was born on December 6, 1902. She died in November 1986 at 83 years of age. We know that Elza Hardin had been residing in West Memphis, Crittenden County, Arkansas 72301.


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Elza Hardin died in November 1986 at age 83. She was born on December 6, 1902. We have no information about Elza's family. We know that Elza Hardin had been residing in West Memphis, Crittenden County, Arkansas 72301.
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In 1902, in the year that Elza Hardin was born, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1915, Elza was only 13 years old when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1967, Elza was 65 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1975, at the age of 73 years old, Elza was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1986, in the year of Elza Hardin's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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