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Katherine C Hansen (1913 - 2008)

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Katherine C Hansen
1913 - 2008
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April 21, 1913
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April 20, 2008
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Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland 21802
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Katherine C Hansen was born on April 21, 1913. She died on April 20, 2008 at 94 years of age. We know that Katherine C Hansen had been residing in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland 21802.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Katherine C Hansen died on April 20, 2008 at age 94. She was born on April 21, 1913. We have no information about Katherine's surviving family. We know that Katherine C Hansen had been residing in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland 21802.
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In 1913, in the year that Katherine C Hansen was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1923, Katherine was just 10 years old when on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1932, at the age of 19 years old, Katherine was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1948, when she was 35 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1965, she was 52 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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