Rebecca Ammons (1885 - 1969)

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Winston Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina

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1885 - In the year that Rebecca Ammons was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

1889 - Rebecca was just 4 years old when on May 31st, the South Fork Dam collapsed. Located in western Pennsylvania, the dam failed - sending more than 20 million tons of water into the towns below it. The flood killed more than 2,200 people in and around Johnstown. The newly formed Red Cross responded to the disaster.

1896 - At the age of only 11 years old, Rebecca was alive when on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

1929 - When she was 44 years old, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

1969 - In the year of Rebecca Ammons's passing, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

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Rebecca Ammons passed away in November 1969 at age 84. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on June 27, 1885. There is no information about Rebecca's immediate family. We know that Rebecca Ammons had been residing in Winston Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.

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