Frances A Howe (1910 - 1996)

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Frances A Howe
1910 - 1996
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November 9, 1910
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October 4, 1996
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Vinton, Benton County, Iowa 52349
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Frances A Howe was born on November 9, 1910. She died on October 4, 1996 at 85 years old. We know that Frances A Howe had been residing in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa 52349.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Frances A Howe died on October 4, 1996 at 85 years old. She was born on November 9, 1910. There is no information about Frances's family or relationships. We know that Frances A Howe had been residing in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa 52349.

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In 1910, in the year that Frances A Howe was born, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1926, she was 16 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1957, at the age of 47 years old, Frances was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1974, she was 64 years old when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1996, in the year of Frances A Howe's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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