Ethel Hilliard (1909 - 1975)

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Ethel Hilliard
1909 - 1975
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April 4, 1909
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January 1975
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504
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Ethel Hilliard was born on April 4, 1909. She died in January 1975 at 65 years old. We know that Ethel Hilliard had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ethel Hilliard died in January 1975 at age 65. She was born on April 4, 1909. There is no information about Ethel's surviving family. We know that Ethel Hilliard had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504.

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In 1909, in the year that Ethel Hilliard was born, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1918, she was just 9 years old when on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1927, Ethel was 18 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1950, when she was 41 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1975, in the year of Ethel Hilliard's passing, 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.

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