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Sarah Yeager (1904 - 1981)

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Sarah Yeager
1904 - 1981
Born
August 25, 1904
Death
March 1981
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Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania 18603
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Sarah Yeager was born on August 25, 1904. She died in March 1981 at 76 years of age. We know that Sarah Yeager had been residing in Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania 18603.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Sarah Yeager passed away in March 1981 at 76 years of age. She was born on August 25, 1904. There is no information about Sarah's family or relationships. We know that Sarah Yeager had been residing in Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania 18603.
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In 1904, in the year that Sarah Yeager was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1933, when she was 29 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1967, at the age of 63 years old, Sarah was alive when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1979, by the time she was 75 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1981, in the year of Sarah Yeager's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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