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Virginia Alberta Snook (1913 - 2009)

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Virginia Alberta Snook
1913 - 2009
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February 12, 1913
Death
August 24, 2009
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Upland, San Bernardino County, California 91786
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Virginia Alberta Snook was born on February 12, 1913. She died on August 24, 2009 at 96 years old. We know that Virginia Alberta Snook had been residing in Upland, San Bernardino County, California 91786.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Virginia Alberta Snook passed away on August 24, 2009 at 96 years old. She was born on February 12, 1913. We are unaware of information about Virginia's family or relationships. We know that Virginia Alberta Snook had been residing in Upland, San Bernardino County, California 91786.
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In 1913, in the year that Virginia Alberta Snook was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1934, by the time she was 21 years old, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1941, by the time she was 28 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1988, Virginia was 75 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1990, when she was 77 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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