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Kathryn Washington (1934 - 1973)

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Kathryn Washington
1934 - 1973
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January 31, 1934
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January 1973
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Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97203
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Kathryn Washington was born on January 31, 1934. She died in January 1973 at 38 years of age. We know that Kathryn Washington had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97203.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Kathryn Washington passed away in January 1973 at 38 years of age. She was born on January 31, 1934. We have no information about Kathryn's family or relationships. We know that Kathryn Washington had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97203.
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In 1934, in the year that Kathryn Washington was born, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1943, at the age of just 9 years old, Kathryn was alive when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1953, at the age of 19 years old, Kathryn was alive when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1960, she was 26 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1973, in the year of Kathryn Washington's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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