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Violetta Kessler (1900 - 1974)

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Violetta Kessler
1900 - 1974
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January 5, 1900
Death
May 1974
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York, York County, Pennsylvania 17404
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Violetta Kessler was born on January 5, 1900. She died in May 1974 at 74 years old. We know that Violetta Kessler had been residing in York, York County, Pennsylvania 17404.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Violetta Kessler died in May 1974 at 74 years of age. She was born on January 5, 1900. There is no information about Violetta's surviving family. We know that Violetta Kessler had been residing in York, York County, Pennsylvania 17404.
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In 1900, in the year that Violetta Kessler was born, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1915, she was merely 15 years old when in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1935, at the age of 35 years old, Violetta was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1943, she was 43 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1974, in the year of Violetta Kessler's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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