Ria Harrison (1886 - 1982)

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Ria Harrison
1886 - 1982
May 13, 1886
February 1982
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Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20012
Ria Harrison was born on May 13, 1886. She died in February 1982 at age 95. We know that Ria Harrison had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20012.
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Ria Harrison passed away in February 1982 at 95 years of age. She was born on May 13, 1886. We have no information about Ria's family or relationships. We know that Ria Harrison had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20012.

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In 1886, in the year that Ria Harrison was born, on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

In 1904, by the time she was 18 years old, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1955, Ria was 69 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1979, at the age of 93 years old, Ria was alive when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1982, in the year of Ria Harrison's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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