Gertrude White

(1921 - 1986)

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Gertrude White
1921 - 1986
Born
August 22, 1921
Death
January 1986
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Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20011
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Gertrude White was born on August 22, 1921. She died in January 1986 at 64 years old. We know that Gertrude White had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20011.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Gertrude White passed away in January 1986 at 64 years of age. She was born on August 22, 1921. We have no information about Gertrude's family or relationships. We know that Gertrude White had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20011.

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In 1921, in the year that Gertrude White was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1945, at the age of 24 years old, Gertrude was alive when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1952, at the age of 31 years old, Gertrude was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1961, Gertrude was 40 years old when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1986, in the year of Gertrude White's passing, 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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