Ethel M Waters (1908 - 2008)

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Ethel M Waters
1908 - 2008
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December 25, 1908
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December 26, 2008
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Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky 42101
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Ethel M Waters was born on December 25, 1908. She died on December 26, 2008 at 100 years of age. We know that Ethel M Waters had been residing in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky 42101.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ethel M Waters passed away on December 26, 2008 at 100 years old. She was born on December 25, 1908. We are unaware of information about Ethel's family. We know that Ethel M Waters had been residing in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky 42101.

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In 1908, in the year that Ethel M Waters was born, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1910, by the time she was only 2 years old, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1965, she was 57 years old when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1975, by the time she was 67 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1986, when she was 78 years old, 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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