Gennie White (1889 - 1989)

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Gennie White
1889 - 1989
February 17, 1889
January 13, 1989
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Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio 45417
Gennie White was born on February 17, 1889. She died on January 13, 1989 at 99 years old. We know that Gennie White had been residing in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio 45417.
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Gennie White passed away on January 13, 1989 at 99 years old. She was born on February 17, 1889. There is no information about Gennie's immediate family. We know that Gennie White had been residing in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio 45417.

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In 1889, in the year that Gennie White was born, on May 31st, the South Fork Dam collapsed. Located in western Pennsylvania, the dam failed - sending more than 20 million tons of water into the towns below it. The flood killed more than 2,200 people in and around Johnstown. The newly formed Red Cross responded to the disaster.

In 1891, Gennie was just 2 years old when James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1951, she was 62 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1972, when she was 83 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1989, in the year of Gennie White's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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