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Thelma E Pershall (1908 - 2003)

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Thelma E Pershall
1908 - 2003
Born
April 8, 1908
Death
March 1, 2003
Last Known Residence
Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington 98801
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Thelma E Pershall of Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington was born on April 8, 1908, and died at age 94 years old on March 1, 2003.
Updated: November 10, 2011
Biography ID: 83155705

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Thelma Pershall passed away at age 94 years old on March 1, 2003. Thelma E Pershall of Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington was born on April 8, 1908.

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Thelma E Pershall lived 19 years longer than the average Pershall family member when she died at the age of 94.
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In 1908, in the year that Thelma E Pershall was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1923, at the age of merely 15 years old, Thelma was alive when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1944, when she was 36 years old, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1987, when she was 79 years old, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1999, by the time she was 91 years old, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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