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Sidney Rittenhouse (1886 - 1974)

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Sidney Rittenhouse
1886 - 1974
Born
September 7, 1886
Death
June 1974
Last Known Residence
Pomona, Los Angeles County, California 91768
Summary
Sidney Rittenhouse of Pomona, Los Angeles County, California was born on September 7, 1886, and died at age 87 years old in June 1974.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 5928698

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September 7, 1886
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Sidney Rittenhouse passed away at age 87 years old in June 1974. Sidney Rittenhouse of Pomona, Los Angeles County, California was born on September 7, 1886.

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Sidney Rittenhouse lived 13 years longer than the average Rittenhouse family member when he died at the age of 87.
The average age of a Rittenhouse family member is 74.
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1886 - 1974 World Events

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In 1886, in the year that Sidney Rittenhouse was born, on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1949, by the time he was 63 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1958, Sidney was 72 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1969, when he was 83 years old, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1974, in the year of Sidney Rittenhouse's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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