Sarah G Pitts (1905 - 1999)

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Sarah G Pitts
1905 - 1999
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February 16, 1905
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March 17, 1999
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Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi 39443
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Sarah G Pitts was born on February 16, 1905. She died on March 17, 1999 at age 94. We know that Sarah G Pitts had been residing in Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi 39443.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sarah G Pitts passed away on March 17, 1999 at 94 years of age. She was born on February 16, 1905. We are unaware of information about Sarah's surviving family. We know that Sarah G Pitts had been residing in Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi 39443.

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In 1905, in the year that Sarah G Pitts was born, acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1919, Sarah was just 14 years old when on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1941, at the age of 36 years old, Sarah was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1989, by the time she was 84 years old, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

In 1991, when she was 86 years old, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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