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America/USA  Elizabeth "Betsy"  Spears

  (b. 22 April 1944Meriden, Connecticut, USA   d. 27 October 2008New Britain, Connecticut, USA )  

Elizabeth "Betsy" Spears was born 22 April 1944 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA. Elizabeth "Betsy" Spears was the child of Robert E Spears and Eleanor M Egan and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Martin Andrew Egan and Eva S Monahan

She married  Unknown Hayes .  The couple had (at least) 1 child.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Spears died 27 October 2008 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA.


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22 April 1944
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Invention 1945 - The atomic bomb is invented (J. Robert Oppenheimer, et al., United States)


U.S. Presidents 1945 - April 12 - Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) becomes 33rd President of the United States
Elected vice president in 1944, Truman became president upon Roosevelt's sudden death in April 1945 and was immediately faced with the problems of winding down the war against the Axis and preparing...Read MORE...


World History 1945 - August 6 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).
Blasting of Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Kills 150,000
...All Living Things Seared To Death, Tokyo Says

OKINAWA, Aug. 8 - (NS) - At least 150,000 Japanese were estimated today to have been killed...Read MORE...


World History 1945 - August 9 - Atomic bombing of Nagasaki: A United States B-29 Bomber, Bockscar, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Fat Man", on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time).
Another Atomic Bomb Dropped on Enemy City
Important Kyushu City of Nagasaki Struck With 'Good Results'; Other B29s Leave Four Major Targets Afire

GUAM, Aug. 9 (AP) - The world's most destructive...Read MORE...


World History 1945 - September 2 - World War II ends

The Best Film Archives (www.youtube.com)

WORLD IS AT PEACE
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World History 1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.

www.wikipedia.org - February 25, 1947

World History 1948 - The State of Israel is officially created


Invention 1948 - Velcro is invented (George de Mestral, Switzerland)


World History 1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China


World History 1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon


USA 1950 - January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949

www.wikipedia.org - January 31, 1950

World History 1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea
Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The United States, acting under the auspices of the United Nations, quickly sprang to the defense of South...Read MORE...


USA 1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine

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U.S. Presidents 1953 - January 20 - Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) becomes 34th President of the United States
At the Republican convention of 1952 in Chicago, Eisenhower won the presidential nomination on the first ballot in a close race with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. In the election, he defeated Gov....Read MORE...


World History 1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends
After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The...Read MORE...


World History 1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins
Russian People Tickled Pink at Success of Their Sputnik

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are tickled pink that their scientists have grabbed the lead from the Americans in the satellite field. But ...Read MORE...


USA 1958 - NASA formed


USA 1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960
The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (enacted May 6, 1960) was a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who...Read MORE...


USA 1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon


World History 1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall


U.S. Presidents 1961 - January 20 - John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) becomes 35th President of the United States
On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was...Read MORE...


USA 1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ washington.html - April 21, 1962

USA 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis


U.S. Presidents 1963 - Novmember 22 - Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) becomes 36th President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy
At the height of his power as Senate leader, Johnson sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1960. When he lost to John F. Kennedy, he surprised even some of his closest associates by...Read MORE...


USA 1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.


USA 1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

JFK assassination: Cronkite informs a shocked nation
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USA 1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City


USA 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964
This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made...Read MORE...


USA 1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam


USA 1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968
Also known as the Fair Housing Act of 1968
Congress passed the act in an effort to impose a comprehensive solution to the problem of unlawful discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex,...Read MORE...


Invention 1968 - The ATM is invented (Don Wetzel, United States)


USA 1968 - Marin Luther King, Jr. Killed

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April 4, 1968: U.S. civil rights leader...Read MORE...


USA 1968 - Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated on June 6 in Los Angeles


U.S. Presidents 1969 - January 20 - Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) becomes 37th President of the United States

January 20, 1969

World History 1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon

Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing
Reading Through History...Read MORE...


USA 1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day
Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An ...Read MORE...


USA 1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio


USA 1972 - Watergate


USA 1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.

March 29, 1973

USA Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974
Equal Credit Opportunity Act passes in the US. Until then, banks required single, widowed or divorced women to bring a man along to cosign any credit application, regardless of their income. They...Read MORE...


USA 1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate


U.S. Presidents 1974 - August 9 - Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) becomes 38th President of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon

August 9, 1974

USA 1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

August 16, 1977

U.S. Presidents 1977 - January 20 - Jimmy Carter (1924 - ) becomes 39th President of the United States

January 20, 1977

USA 1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins


USA 1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28


World History 1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain

May 4, 1979

USA 1980 - May 18 - Mount Saint Helens (in Washington State) erupted spewing ash and smoke sixty-three thousand feet into the air. Heavy ash covered the ground to the immediate northwest, and small particles were carried to the Atlantic coast.
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MOUNTAIN ERUPTS; 6 DEAD.

Vancouver, Wash. (UPI) - Mount St. Helens exploded in a giant, killer eruption Sunday that blew 600 feet off its summit, set off huge forest fires,...Read MORE...


USA 1981 - Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley


USA President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court, 1981

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World History 1981 - First reported case of AIDS


World History 1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn


Invention 1981 - Personal Computer introduced


U.S. Presidents 1981 - January 20 - Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) beomes 40th President of the United States

January 20, 1981

Invention 1982 - The camcorder is invented (Sony Corp., Japan)


Invention 1983 - The laptop computer is invented (Radio Shack Corp., United States)


USA Joan Benoit wins the first women’s Olympic Marathon, 1984
At the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, Joan Benoit (today known as Joan Benoit Samuelson) finished the first-ever women’s marathon in 2:24.52.
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World History 1985 - May 16 - Hole in Ozone layer is discovered by British scientists
The discovery of the annual depletion of ozone above the Antarctic was first announced in a paper by Joe Farman, Brian Gardiner and Jonathan Shanklin which appeared in Nature (magazine) on May 16th...Read MORE...


USA 1986 - Iran-Contra scandal breaks


USA 1986 - Space Shuttle Challenger accident


World History 1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.


Invention 1989 - The World Wide Web is invented at CERN (Tim Berners-Lee, UK)


U.S. Presidents 1989 - January 20 - George H. W. Bush (1924 - ) becomes 41st President of the United States

January 20, 1989

World History 1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany


World History 1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War


USA 1991 - Gulf War


USA 1991 - U.S. led coalition defeats Iraqi military forces and liberates Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm


World History 1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union; Effective legal dissolution of the U.S.S.R.


USA 1992 - Hurricane Andrew causes devastation in Florida and Louisiana


USA 1993 - World Trade Center bombing


U.S. Presidents 1993 - January 20 - William J. Clinton (1946 - ) becomes 42nd President of the United States

January 20, 1993

USA 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing


USA 1997 - NASA spacecraft Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars


USA Madeleine Albright becomes the first female Secretary of State, 1997

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USA 2001 - Invasion of Afghanistan Operation "Enduring Freedom"


U.S. Presidents 2001 - January 20 - George W. Bush (1946 - ) becomes 43rd President of the United States

January 20, 2001

World History 2001 - September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

September 11, 2001

USA 2005 - Hurricane Katrina


Death
27 October 2008
New Britain, Connecticut, USA


Herald, The (New Britain, CT) - October 29, 2008

Elizabeth "Betsy" Spears Hayes passed Oct. 27, 2008, after a long illness. She was preceded by her mother, Eleanor Egan Varasconi, and her father, Robert E. Spears. She leaves her daughter, Cindy Hayes Boucher, and her husband, Francis, and her four grandchildren, Tanya and Frank, Matthew and Melanie, the loves of her life; her beloved sister, Leeann Varasconi Ziegler, and her husband, Keith, and their children, Grace and Scott. She also leaves a brother, Steven Spears of Connecticut, and second family Stephanie and Leo Clark and their children, Samantha and Sarah. She also leaves a lot of cousins and friends. Betsy was born in Meriden, Conn. She worked for the state of Connecticut for seven years, 22 years for Stanley Works and five years for Grove Hill Medical. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. Dominic Church, 1050 Flanders Road, Southington, Conn. Online condolences at bailey-funeralhome.com.


HAYES, ELIZABETH M 22 Apr 1944 27 Oct 2008 (V) 64 06062 (Plainville, Hartford, CT) (none specified) Connecticut 047-34-4226


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