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Agnes Sampson (1883 - 1972)

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Agnes Sampson
1883 - 1972
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June 28, 1883
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June 1972
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San Rafael, Marin County, California 94903
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Agnes Sampson was born on June 28, 1883. She died in June 1972 at age 88. We know that Agnes Sampson had been residing in San Rafael, Marin County, California 94903.
Updated: November 10, 2011
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Agnes Sampson passed away in June 1972 at 88 years of age. She was born on June 28, 1883. We are unaware of information about Agnes' family. We know that Agnes Sampson had been residing in San Rafael, Marin County, California 94903.
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In 1883, in the year that Agnes Sampson was born, from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

In 1891, when she was merely 8 years old, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1918, Agnes was 35 years old when federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1941, by the time she was 58 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1972, in the year of Agnes Sampson's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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