Vitha B Sharkey (1924 - 2008)

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Vitha B Sharkey
1924 - 2008
September 3, 1924
June 28, 2008
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Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington 98311
Vitha B Sharkey was born on September 3, 1924. Vitha died on June 28, 2008 at 83 years old. We know that Vitha B Sharkey had been residing in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington 98311.
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Vitha B Sharkey passed away on June 28, 2008 at 83 years of age. Vitha was born on September 3, 1924. There is no information about Vitha's surviving family. We know that Vitha B Sharkey had been residing in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington 98311.

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In 1924, in the year that Vitha B Sharkey was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1939, when this person was merely 15 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1944, when this person was 20 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1967, when this person was 43 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1975, Vitha was 51 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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