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Rosabelle A Burk (1912 - 2007)

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Rosabelle A Burk
1912 - 2007
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September 10, 1912
Death
May 17, 2007
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Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761
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Rosabelle A Burk was born on September 10, 1912. Rosabelle died on May 17, 2007 at 94 years of age. We know that Rosabelle A Burk had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Rosabelle A Burk died on May 17, 2007 at 94 years of age. Rosabelle was born on September 10, 1912. We have no information about Rosabelle's family. We know that Rosabelle A Burk had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
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In 1912, in the year that Rosabelle A Burk was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1923, Rosabelle was merely 11 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1938, this person was 26 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1942, at the age of 30 years old, Rosabelle was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1972, when this person was 60 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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