Sarah Rutherford (1883 - 1975)

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Sarah Rutherford
1883 - 1975
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February 21, 1883
Death
August 1975
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Macon, Bibb County, Georgia 31201
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Sarah Rutherford was born on February 21, 1883. She died in August 1975 at 92 years old. We know that Sarah Rutherford had been residing in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia 31201.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sarah Rutherford passed away in August 1975 at age 92. She was born on February 21, 1883. We are unaware of information about Sarah's family. We know that Sarah Rutherford had been residing in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia 31201.

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In 1883, in the year that Sarah Rutherford was born, on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

In 1899, when she was 16 years old, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1926, Sarah was 43 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1936, Sarah was 53 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1975, in the year of Sarah Rutherford's passing, 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.

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