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Sarah Jane Long (1923 - 2008)

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Sarah Jane Long
1923 - 2008
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November 15, 1923
Death
October 27, 2008
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Akron, Summit County, Ohio 44313
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Sarah Jane Long was born on November 15, 1923. She died on October 27, 2008 at 84 years old. We know that Sarah Jane Long had been residing in Akron, Summit County, Ohio 44313.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Sarah Jane Long died on October 27, 2008 at age 84. She was born on November 15, 1923. We have no information about Sarah's surviving family. We know that Sarah Jane Long had been residing in Akron, Summit County, Ohio 44313.
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In 1923, in the year that Sarah Jane Long was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1938, at the age of only 15 years old, Sarah was alive when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1942, Sarah was 19 years old when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1961, she was 38 years old when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1991, by the time she was 68 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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