100 - Nancy Harris - Frampton, England
N 52° 56.020 W 000° 01.758
30U E 699645 N 5869023
Quick Description: Centenarian Nancy Harris is interred in the St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church Cemetery, which is located in the village of Frampton in Lincolnshire, England.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/15/2012 1:28:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMEWVV
Some Memorable Events during her Birth Year (1882):
February 3 – P.T. Barnum purchases the elephant Jumbo.
March 22 – Polygamy is made a felony by the Edmunds Act as passed by the U.S. Congress.
March 24 – Robert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis).
March 29 – The Knights of Columbus are established.
April 3 – Old West outlaw Jesse James is shot in the back of the head and killed by Robert Ford.
May 8 – The Chinese Exclusion Act is the first important law which restricts immigration into the U.S.A.
June 30 – U.S. presidential assassin Charles Guiteau is hanged.
August 3 – The U.S. Congress passes the 1882 Immigration Act.
September 4 – Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.
September 5 – The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.
November 14 – Franklin Leslie shoots Billy Claiborne dead in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona.
December 6 – The last transit of the planet Venus until 2004 occurs.
Some Memorable Events during her Death Year (1982):
January 13 – Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90 crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78. On the same day, a Washington Metro train derails to the north, killing 3 (the system's first fatal accident).
February 9 – Japan Airlines Flight 350 crashes in Tokyo Bay due to thrust reversal on approach to Tokyo International Airport, killing 24 among the 174 people on board.
February 27 – Atlanta murders of 1979-1981: Wayne Williams is convicted of murdering two adult men and is sentenced to two consecutive life terms.
March 10 – Syzygy: All eight planets align on the same side of the Sun (see also Jupiter effect).
May 2 – The Weather Channel airs on cable television for the first time.
May 12 – Spanish priest Juan María Fernández y Krohn tries to stab Pope John Paul II with a bayonet during the latter's pilgrimage to the shrine at Fatima.
May 30 – Spain becomes the 16th member of NATO and the 1st nation to enter the alliance since West Germany's admission in 1955.
June 21 – Prince William is born at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, West London.
July 2 – Larry Walters, a.k.a. Lawn Chair Larry, flies 16,000 feet (4,900 m) above Long Beach, California in a lawn chair with weather balloons attached.
July 6 – A lunar eclipse (umbral duration 236 min and total duration 106 min, the longest of the 20th century) occurs.
July 23 – The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985–1986.
August 13 – In Hong Kong, health warnings on cigarette packets are made statutory.
August 17 – The first compact discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany.
September 21 – The first International Day of Peace (United Nations)
September 29–October 1 – The 1982 Chicago Tylenol murders occur when 7 people in the Chicago area die after ingesting capsules laced with potassium cyanide.
October 1 – In Orlando, Florida, Walt Disney World opens the second largest theme park, EPCOT Center, to the public for the first time.
December 2 – At the University of Utah, 61-year-old retired dentist Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart (he lives for 112 days with the device).