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Grace Whitaker (1909 - 1976)

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Grace Whitaker
1909 - 1976
Born
January 25, 1909
Death
January 1976
Last Known Residence
zip code 02174
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Grace Whitaker was born on January 25, 1909, and died at age 67 years old in January 1976. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Grace Whitaker.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 2915687

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Grace Whitaker passed away at age 67 years old in January 1976. Grace Whitaker was born on January 25, 1909. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Grace Whitaker.

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Grace Whitaker lived 5 years shorter than the average Whitaker family member when she died at the age of 66.
The average age of a Whitaker family member is 71.
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1909 - 1976 World Events

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In 1909, in the year that Grace Whitaker was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1927, she was 18 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1938, at the age of 29 years old, Grace was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1956, when she was 47 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1976, in the year of Grace Whitaker's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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