Jessie E Haight (1906 - 1992)

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Jessie E Haight
1906 - 1992
November 22, 1906
November 1992
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Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 03060
Jessie E Haight of Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire was born on November 22, 1906, and died at age 86 years old in November 1992.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 3030295

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Jessie Haight passed away at age 86 years old in November 1992. Jessie E Haight of Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire was born on November 22, 1906.

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Jessie E Haight lived 11 years longer than the average Haight family member when she died at the age of 85.
The average age of a Haight family member is 74.

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In 1906, in the year that Jessie E Haight was born, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1941, by the time she was 35 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1961, Jessie was 55 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1988, she was 82 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1992, in the year of Jessie E Haight's passing, on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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