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Tressa Harris (1907 - 1982)

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Tressa Harris
1907 - 1982
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March 17, 1907
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February 1982
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Carmi, White County, Illinois 62821
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Tressa Harris was born on March 17, 1907. She died in February 1982 at age 74. We know that Tressa Harris had been residing in Carmi, White County, Illinois 62821.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Tressa Harris passed away in February 1982 at 74 years old. She was born on March 17, 1907. We are unaware of information about Tressa's family or relationships. We know that Tressa Harris had been residing in Carmi, White County, Illinois 62821.
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In 1907, in the year that Tressa Harris was born, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1929, at the age of 22 years old, Tressa was alive when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1949, she was 42 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1957, she was 50 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1982, in the year of Tressa Harris's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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