Sarah Pitts (1907 - 1986)

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Sarah Pitts
1907 - 1986
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May 18, 1907
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April 1986
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New York, New York County, New York 10021
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Sarah Pitts was born on May 18, 1907. She died in April 1986 at 78 years old. We know that Sarah Pitts had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10021.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sarah Pitts died in April 1986 at 78 years of age. She was born on May 18, 1907. There is no information about Sarah's family. We know that Sarah Pitts had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10021.

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In 1907, in the year that Sarah Pitts was born, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1913, she was merely 6 years old when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1923, Sarah was 16 years old when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1979, when she was 72 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1986, in the year of Sarah Pitts's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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