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Katherine Koelzow (1906 - 2000)

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Katherine Koelzow
1906 - 2000
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October 23, 1906
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August 23, 2000
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Tinley Park, Cook County, Illinois 60477
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Katherine Koelzow was born on October 23, 1906. She died on August 23, 2000 at age 93. We know that Katherine Koelzow had been residing in Tinley Park, Cook County, Illinois 60477.
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Katherine Koelzow passed away on August 23, 2000 at age 93. She was born on October 23, 1906. We are unaware of information about Katherine's immediate family. We know that Katherine Koelzow had been residing in Tinley Park, Cook County, Illinois 60477.
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In 1906, in the year that Katherine Koelzow was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1922, at the age of 16 years old, Katherine was alive when on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1938, at the age of 32 years old, Katherine was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1982, Katherine was 76 years old when 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".

In 1997, at the age of 91 years old, Katherine was alive when on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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