Sarah Pitts (1911 - 1978)

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Sarah Pitts
1911 - 1978
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October 16, 1911
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August 1978
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Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina 29202
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Sarah Pitts was born on October 16, 1911. She died in August 1978 at 66 years of age. We know that Sarah Pitts had been residing in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina 29202.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sarah Pitts passed away in August 1978 at 66 years of age. She was born on October 16, 1911. We are unaware of information about Sarah's immediate family. We know that Sarah Pitts had been residing in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina 29202.

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In 1911, in the year that Sarah Pitts was born, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1928, she was 17 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1940, at the age of 29 years old, Sarah was alive when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1966, Sarah was 55 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1978, in the year of Sarah Pitts's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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