Katherine Barichievich Zorovich

1884–1970 (Age 86)
New York City, New York, United States

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Katherine Barichievich Zorovich was born in 1884, in New York City, New York, United States. She died in 1970, in West New York, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 86.

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1886

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 29

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

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