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Sophia Baker (1895 - 1966)

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Sophia Baker
1895 - 1966
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October 3, 1895
Death
May 1966
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Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland 21740
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Sophia Baker was born on October 3, 1895. She died in May 1966 at age 70. We know that Sophia Baker had been residing in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland 21740.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Sophia Baker died in May 1966 at age 70. She was born on October 3, 1895. There is no information about Sophia's family. We know that Sophia Baker had been residing in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland 21740.
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In 1895, in the year that Sophia Baker was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1906, she was just 11 years old when the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1925, she was 30 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1958, she was 63 years old when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1966, in the year of Sophia Baker's passing, 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.

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