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Jannie Yates (1888 - 1972)

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Jannie Yates
1888 - 1972
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December 31, 1888
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November 1972
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Oakland, Alameda County, California 94603
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Jannie Yates was born on December 31, 1888. She died in November 1972 at 83 years old. We know that Jannie Yates had been residing in Oakland, Alameda County, California 94603.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jannie Yates died in November 1972 at 83 years of age. She was born on December 31, 1888. There is no information about Jannie's immediate family. We know that Jannie Yates had been residing in Oakland, Alameda County, California 94603.
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In 1888, in the year that Jannie Yates was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1894, when she was only 6 years old, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1918, she was 30 years old when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1963, she was 75 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1972, in the year of Jannie Yates's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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