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Gertrude Hammel (1912 - 1995)

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Gertrude Hammel
1912 - 1995
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January 29, 1912
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April 22, 1995
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Rumney, Grafton County, New Hampshire 03266
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Gertrude Hammel was born on January 29, 1912. She died on April 22, 1995 at 83 years old. We know that Gertrude Hammel had been residing in Rumney, Grafton County, New Hampshire 03266.
Updated: October 1, 2011
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Gertrude Hammel passed away on April 22, 1995 at 83 years old. She was born on January 29, 1912. We have no information about Gertrude's family. We know that Gertrude Hammel had been residing in Rumney, Grafton County, New Hampshire 03266.
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In 1912, in the year that Gertrude Hammel was born, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1932, at the age of 20 years old, Gertrude was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1959, when she was 47 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1985, she was 73 years old when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

In 1995, in the year of Gertrude Hammel's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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