Sweetie Drake (1896 - 1982)

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Sweetie Drake
1896 - 1982
September 2, 1896
September 1982
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Sutersville, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15083
Sweetie Drake was born on September 2, 1896. Sweetie died in September 1982 at 85 years of age. We know that Sweetie Drake had been residing in Sutersville, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15083.
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Sweetie Drake died in September 1982 at age 85. Sweetie was born on September 2, 1896. There is no information about Sweetie's family. We know that Sweetie Drake had been residing in Sutersville, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15083.

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In 1896, in the year that Sweetie Drake was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1902, this person was just 6 years old when the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1925, by the time this person was 29 years old, 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 1937, by the time this person was 41 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1982, in the year of Sweetie Drake's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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