Sarah C Pitts (1854 - 1902)

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Sarah C Pitts
1854 - 1902
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c. 1854
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February 10, 1902
Kings County, New York United States
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Sarah C Pitts was born c. 1854. She died on February 10, 1902 in New York at age 48.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sarah C Pitts died on February 10, 1902 in New York at 48 years of age. She was born c. 1854. We have no information about Sarah's family.

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In 1854, in the year that Sarah C Pitts was born, on January 6th, Sherlock Holmes was born. Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the character who has endured in popularity for over 160 years. The first Holmes book was published in 1887.

In 1868, at the age of merely 14 years old, Sarah was alive when on August 13th, an estimated 8.5 to 9 earthquake struck southern Peru. It had a category "extreme" effect and caused over 25,000 deaths. The resulting tsunami affected areas as far away as Hawaii and New Zealand.

In 1880, at the age of 26 years old, Sarah was alive when on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

In 1897, she was 43 years old when on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1902, in the year of Sarah C Pitts's passing, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

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