Marie Burnett (1895 - 1987)

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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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1895 - In the year that Marie Burnett was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

1899 - She was only 4 years old when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

1902 - When she was only 7 years old, the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

1932 - At the age of 37 years old, Marie was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1987 - In the year of Marie Burnett's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Marie Burnett died in January 1987 at 91 years old. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on August 27, 1895. There is no information about Marie's family or relationships. We know that Marie Burnett had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

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