Katherine Decounter (1911 - 1982)

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Katherine Decounter
1911 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Katherine Decounter was born on July 10, 1911. She died in January 1982 at 70 years of age. We know that Katherine Decounter had been residing in Hesperia, San Bernardino County, California.


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Katherine Decounter died in January 1982 at age 70. She was born on July 10, 1911. There is no information about Katherine's immediate family. We know that Katherine Decounter had been residing in Hesperia, San Bernardino County, California.
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In 1911, in the year that Katherine Decounter was born, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1923, she was merely 12 years old when on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1959, she was 48 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1967, when she was 56 years old, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1982, in the year of Katherine Decounter's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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