Katherine M Scheel (1912 - 2005)

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Katherine M Scheel
1912 - 2005
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May 2, 1912
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November 3, 2005
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Vancouver, Clark County, Washington 98684
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Katherine M Scheel was born on May 2, 1912. She died on November 3, 2005 at age 93. We know that Katherine M Scheel had been residing in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington 98684.
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Katherine M Scheel died on November 3, 2005 at 93 years old. She was born on May 2, 1912. We have no information about Katherine's family or relationships. We know that Katherine M Scheel had been residing in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington 98684.

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In 1912, in the year that Katherine M Scheel was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1939, she was 27 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1965, at the age of 53 years old, Katherine was alive 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.

In 1980, Katherine was 68 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1994, she was 82 years old when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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