Etta Walker (1890 - 1987)

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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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1890 - In the year that Etta Walker was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

1898 - Etta was just 8 years old when on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

1931 - When she was 41 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1979 - At the age of 89 years old, Etta was alive when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

1987 - In the year of Etta Walker's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Etta Walker died in February 1987 at 96 years old. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on December 16, 1890. There is no information about Etta's family or relationships. We know that Etta Walker had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

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