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Esther Gastman (1911 - 1982)

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Esther Gastman
1911 - 1982
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November 17, 1911
Death
February 1982
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Oak Park, Oakland County, Michigan 48237
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Esther Gastman was born on November 17, 1911. She died in February 1982 at 70 years old. We know that Esther Gastman had been residing in Oak Park, Oakland County, Michigan 48237.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Esther Gastman passed away in February 1982 at 70 years old. She was born on November 17, 1911. We have no information about Esther's family. We know that Esther Gastman had been residing in Oak Park, Oakland County, Michigan 48237.
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In 1911, in the year that Esther Gastman was born, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1921, by the time she was only 10 years old, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1962, she was 51 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1979, Esther was 68 years old when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1982, in the year of Esther Gastman's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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