We celebrated my Grandmother’s 100th birthday in Seattle last week. As part of a toast, my dad shared some facts about the year of her birth, 1908. Here are just a few.
- Other births that year include Simone de Beauvoir, Bette Davis, and Milton Berle.
- William Howard Taft defeated William Jennings Bryan for the Presidency
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in Bolivia
- Austria and Finland granted women the right to vote.
- Maytag started building washing machines. Hoover took on vacuums.
- Popular song – Take Me Out to the Ball Game
- And of course… the Chicago Cubs defeated the Tigers in the World Series.
What a century. What a woman. Happy Birthday!
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