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Amerita Ferguson (1895 - 1991)

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Amerita Ferguson
1895 - 1991
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September 26, 1895
Death
July 15, 1991
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Hollis, Queens County, New York 11423
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Amerita Ferguson was born on September 26, 1895. Amerita died on July 15, 1991 at 95 years of age. We know that Amerita Ferguson had been residing in Hollis, Queens County, New York 11423.
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Amerita Ferguson died on July 15, 1991 at age 95. Amerita was born on September 26, 1895. We have no information about Amerita's surviving family. We know that Amerita Ferguson had been residing in Hollis, Queens County, New York 11423.
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In 1895, in the year that Amerita Ferguson was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1935, this person was 40 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1961, when this person was 66 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1980, Amerita was 85 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1991, in the year of Amerita Ferguson's passing, on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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