Hertha W Scherer (1909 - 2001)



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Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota

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1909 - In the year that Hertha W Scherer was born, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

1924 - At the age of merely 15 years old, Hertha was alive when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1947 - Hertha was 38 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

1966 - At the age of 57 years old, Hertha was alive when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

1987 - Hertha was 78 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Hertha W Scherer passed away on December 13, 2001 at age 92. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on November 15, 1909. We have no information about Hertha's immediate family. We know that Hertha W Scherer had been residing in Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota.


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