Rita Maud Heaps (1903 - 1966)

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Rita Maud Heaps
1903 - 1966
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1903
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1966
Oakl, Australia
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Oakl, Australia
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Rita Maud Heaps was born in 1903. She was born to Bisby Herbert Heaps and Mary Anne Hutley Heaps. She died in 1966 in Oakl, Australia at 63 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Rita Maud Heaps died in 1966 in Oakl, Australia at 63 years of age. She was born in 1903. She was born to Bisby Herbert Heaps and Mary Anne Hutley Heaps.

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In 1903, in the year that Rita Maud Heaps was born, the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1931, Rita was 28 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1949, by the time she was 46 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1956, when she was 53 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1966, in the year of Rita Maud Heaps's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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