Louisa Bast

Female1 November 1889–15 December 1922

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Louisa Bast was born on 1 November 1889, in Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, United States. She died on 15 December 1922, in Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, United States, at the age of 33.

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    World Events (3)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 1

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1890 · Woman's Suffrage

    Age 1

    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 7

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    German, Dutch, and French (Alsace and Lorraine, of German origin): from a short form of the personal name German Sebastian , Dutch Sebastiaan.

    French (mainly Sarthe): from bast ‘saddle pad for a beast of burden’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such saddles or a nickname.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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