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Gradie Patten (1900 - 1974)

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Gradie Patten
1900 - 1974
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June 12, 1900
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August 1974
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15219
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Gradie Patten was born on June 12, 1900. Gradie died in August 1974 at 74 years old. We know that Gradie Patten had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15219.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Gradie Patten died in August 1974 at age 74. Gradie was born on June 12, 1900. There is no information about Gradie's family or relationships. We know that Gradie Patten had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15219.
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In 1900, in the year that Gradie Patten was born, Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1927, Gradie was 27 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1946, at the age of 46 years old, Gradie was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1959, when this person was 59 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1974, in the year of Gradie Patten's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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