Gertrude Gertie D. (Fritz) (1890 - 1949)

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Gertie D. (Fritz) Miller
1890 - 1949
November 24, 1890
Parker Creek in Modoc County, California United States
March 12, 1949
Westwood, Lassen County, California United States
Gertrude Gertie D. Fritz was born on November 24, 1890 at Parker Creek, California United States. Her maiden name is Fritz and she married into the Miller family. She is the child of Anna (Tisserand) Fritz and John Fritz, with siblings Catherine and Albert. According to her family tree, she married Harold Joseph Miller. She died on March 12, 1949 in Westwood, California United States at 58 years old.
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Gertrude Gertie D. Fritz passed away on March 12, 1949 in Westwood, California United States at 58 years old. She was born on November 24, 1890 at Parker Creek, California United States. She is the child of Anna (Tisserand) Fritz and John Fritz, with siblings Catherine and Albert. According to her family tree, she married Harold Joseph Miller.

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In 1890, in the year that Gertrude Gertie D. Fritz was born, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1905, when she was only 15 years old, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1920, she was 30 years old when in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1933, she was 43 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1949, in the year of Gertrude Gertie D. Fritz's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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