Harriet W Petry (1925 - 2011)

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Harriet W Petry
1925 - 2011
October 14, 1925
March 19, 2011
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York, York County, Pennsylvania 17403
Harriet W Petry was born on October 14, 1925. She died on March 19, 2011 at 85 years of age. We know that Harriet W Petry had been residing in York, York County, Pennsylvania 17403.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Harriet W Petry died on March 19, 2011 at 85 years old. She was born on October 14, 1925. We are unaware of information about Harriet's surviving family. We know that Harriet W Petry had been residing in York, York County, Pennsylvania 17403.

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In 1925, in the year that Harriet W Petry was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1933, she was just 8 years old when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1945, at the age of 20 years old, Harriet was alive when on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

In 1976, at the age of 51 years old, Harriet was alive when 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.

In 1985, Harriet was 60 years old when in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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