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Lelia Jacques Harris (1920 - 2008)

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Lelia Jacques Harris
1920 - 2008
Born
July 12, 1920
Death
April 5, 2008
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Mill Valley, Marin County, California 94941
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Lelia Jacques Harris was born on July 12, 1920. She died on April 5, 2008 at 87 years of age. We know that Lelia Jacques Harris had been residing in Mill Valley, Marin County, California 94941.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Lelia Jacques Harris passed away on April 5, 2008 at 87 years of age. She was born on July 12, 1920. We are unaware of information about Lelia's family or relationships. We know that Lelia Jacques Harris had been residing in Mill Valley, Marin County, California 94941.
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In 1920, in the year that Lelia Jacques Harris was born, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1938, Lelia was 18 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1959, at the age of 39 years old, Lelia was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1968, by the time she was 48 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1985, by the time she was 65 years old, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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