Sarah Pitts (1891 - 1980)

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Sarah Pitts
1891 - 1980
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February 22, 1891
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July 1980
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Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia 31904
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Sarah Pitts was born on February 22, 1891. She died in July 1980 at 89 years of age. We know that Sarah Pitts had been residing in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia 31904.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sarah Pitts died in July 1980 at age 89. She was born on February 22, 1891. We have no information about Sarah's family. We know that Sarah Pitts had been residing in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia 31904.

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In 1891, in the year that Sarah Pitts was born, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1949, she was 58 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1953, by the time she was 62 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1975, she was 84 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1980, in the year of Sarah Pitts's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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