Gertie M Newell (1908 - 1993)

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Gertie M Newell
1908 - 1993
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August 1, 1908
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December 3, 1993
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Panama City, Bay County, Florida 32409
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Gertie M Newell was born on August 1, 1908. She died on December 3, 1993 at age 85. We know that Gertie M Newell had been residing in Panama City, Bay County, Florida 32409.
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Gertie M Newell passed away on December 3, 1993 at 85 years old. She was born on August 1, 1908. There is no information about Gertie's immediate family. We know that Gertie M Newell had been residing in Panama City, Bay County, Florida 32409.

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In 1908, in the year that Gertie M Newell was born, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1931, at the age of 23 years old, Gertie was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1947, when she was 39 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1954, at the age of 46 years old, Gertie was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1993, in the year of Gertie M Newell's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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