Harriet Beaty (1881 - 1981)

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Harriet Beaty
1881 - 1981
November 8, 1881
May 1981
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98101
Harriet Beaty was born on November 8, 1881. She died in May 1981 at 99 years old. We know that Harriet Beaty had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98101.
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Harriet Beaty passed away in May 1981 at age 99. She was born on November 8, 1881. There is no information about Harriet's family. We know that Harriet Beaty had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98101.

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In 1881, in the year that Harriet Beaty was born, on April 28th, Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County Jail in New Mexico. He killed James Bell and Robert Ollinger in the escape and then stole a horse and rode out of town. On July 14th, Pat Garrett shot and killed Billy the Kid in Billy's friend's home near Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

In 1905, at the age of 24 years old, Harriet was alive when 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 1910, when she was 29 years old, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1946, at the age of 65 years old, Harriet was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1981, in the year of Harriet Beaty's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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