Kathleen K Hempsmyer (1919 - 1988)

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Kathleen K Hempsmyer
1919 - 1988
August 20, 1919
July 13, 1988
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Ukiah, Mendocino County, California 95482
Kathleen K Hempsmyer was born on August 20, 1919. She died on July 13, 1988 at 68 years of age. We know that Kathleen K Hempsmyer had been residing in Ukiah, Mendocino County, California 95482.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Kathleen K Hempsmyer passed away on July 13, 1988 at 68 years old. She was born on August 20, 1919. We have no information about Kathleen's immediate family. We know that Kathleen K Hempsmyer had been residing in Ukiah, Mendocino County, California 95482.

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In 1919, in the year that Kathleen K Hempsmyer was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1920, she was just 1 year old when in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1931, at the age of only 12 years old, Kathleen was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1962, Kathleen was 43 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1988, in the year of Kathleen K Hempsmyer's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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