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Blanche Meggett (1910 - 1993)

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Blanche Meggett
1910 - 1993
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September 27, 1910
Death
July 6, 1993
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Homestead, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15120
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Blanche Meggett was born on September 27, 1910. She died on July 6, 1993 at age 82. We know that Blanche Meggett had been residing in Homestead, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15120.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Blanche Meggett passed away on July 6, 1993 at 82 years of age. She was born on September 27, 1910. There is no information about Blanche's immediate family. We know that Blanche Meggett had been residing in Homestead, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15120.
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In 1910, in the year that Blanche Meggett was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1923, she was just 13 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1963, Blanche was 53 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1970, when she was 60 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1993, in the year of Blanche Meggett's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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