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Frances Whipple Pershall (1928 - 2007)

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Frances Whipple Pershall
1928 - 2007
Born
September 28, 1928
Death
March 5, 2007
Last Known Residence
Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire 03801
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Frances Whipple Pershall of Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire was born on September 28, 1928, and died at age 78 years old on March 5, 2007.
Updated: November 2, 2011
Biography ID: 46784006

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Frances Pershall passed away at age 78 years old on March 5, 2007. Frances Whipple Pershall of Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire was born on September 28, 1928.

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Frances Whipple Pershall lived 3 years longer than the average Pershall family member when she died at the age of 78.
The average age of a Pershall family member is 75.
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1928 - 2007 World Events

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In 1928, in the year that Frances Whipple Pershall was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1938, by the time she was merely 10 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1943, she was merely 15 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1967, Frances was 39 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1986, by the time she was 58 years old, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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