Sarah Rutherford (1891 - 1975)

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Sarah Rutherford
1891 - 1975
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November 2, 1891
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January 1975
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Teaneck, Bergen County, New Jersey 07666
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Sarah Rutherford was born on November 2, 1891. She died in January 1975 at 83 years of age. We know that Sarah Rutherford had been residing in Teaneck, Bergen County, New Jersey 07666.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sarah Rutherford passed away in January 1975 at 83 years old. She was born on November 2, 1891. We are unaware of information about Sarah's immediate family. We know that Sarah Rutherford had been residing in Teaneck, Bergen County, New Jersey 07666.

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In 1891, in the year that Sarah Rutherford was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1905, at the age of merely 14 years old, Sarah was alive when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1941, by the time she was 50 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1963, by the time she was 72 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1975, in the year of Sarah Rutherford's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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