Katharine Avison (1894 - 1981)

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Katharine Avison
1894 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Katharine Avison was born on March 13, 1894. She died in April 1981 at 87 years old. We know that Katharine Avison had been residing in La Jolla, San Diego County, California 92037.

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Katharine Avison died in April 1981 at 87 years old. She was born on March 13, 1894. We have no information about Katharine's family. We know that Katharine Avison had been residing in La Jolla, San Diego County, California 92037.
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1894 - 1981 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that Katharine Avison was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1911, Katharine was 17 years old when the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1929, Katharine was 35 years old when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1975, Katharine was 81 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1981, in the year of Katharine Avison's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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