Harriett M Rucker (1897 - 1969)

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Harriett M Rucker
1897 - 1969
January 3, 1897
May 15, 1969
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Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California 91103
Harriett M Rucker was born on January 3, 1897. She died on May 15, 1969 at 72 years old. We know that Harriett M Rucker had been residing in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California 91103.
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Harriett M Rucker passed away on May 15, 1969 at 72 years old. She was born on January 3, 1897. There is no information about Harriett's family. We know that Harriett M Rucker had been residing in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California 91103.

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In 1897, in the year that Harriett M Rucker was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1927, she was 30 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 1936, she was 39 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1953, Harriett was 56 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1969, in the year of Harriett M Rucker's passing, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

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