Birdie Steen (1904 - 1987)

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Birdie Steen
1904 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Birdie Steen was born on July 6, 1904. She died in July 1987 at age 82. We know that Birdie Steen had been residing in Marked Tree, Poinsett County, Arkansas 72365.


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Birdie Steen passed away in July 1987 at 82 years old. She was born on July 6, 1904. There is no information about Birdie's family or relationships. We know that Birdie Steen had been residing in Marked Tree, Poinsett County, Arkansas 72365.
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In 1904, in the year that Birdie Steen was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1922, Birdie was 18 years old when on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1935, Birdie was 31 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1943, by the time she was 39 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1987, in the year of Birdie Steen's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Oct 29, 1947 - Aug 21, 2007
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Mar 27, 1914 - Apr 18, 2007
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Jul 30, 1903 - March 1975
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Sep 12, 1950 - Mar 10, 2011
Houston, Texas
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Feb 22, 1916 - April 1983
Carterville, Illinois
Samuel Steen
Oct 1, 1915 - Sep 20, 1994
Indianapolis, IN
James W Steen
Oct 17, 1920 - Jan 29, 1996
Manila, AR
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Apr 6, 1922 - March 1985
El Dorado, Arkansas
Claudia R Steen
Mar 6, 1959 - Dec 31, 2006
New Port Richey, FL
Otto Steen
Nov 28, 1909 - Nov 23, 2002
Saint Joe, AR
Calvin Steen
May 18, 1924 - May 1987
El Dorado, Arkansas
Dorothy J Steen
Dec 11, 1926 - Sep 27, 2009
Allegan, MI
Maxine E Steen
Oct 20, 1919 - September 1993
Marshall, AR
James E Steen
Sep 8, 1924 - Feb 9, 2002
Bay, AR
Lonnie Steen
Nov 9, 1880 - March 1964
Joyce Steen
Mar 30, 1945 - Jun 27, 2002
Bay, AR
Phillip C Steen
Dec 28, 1946 - May 29, 2008
Marshall, AR
Lonnie Steen
May 24, 1927 - Feb 10, 1995
Tillar, AR
Thomas E Steen
Jul 7, 1918 - Mar 10, 2005
Little Rock, AR
Joe Steen
Jan 10, 1911 - September 1980
Dover, Florida

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