Cathryne B Briggs

(1914 - 1994)

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Cathryne B Briggs
1914 - 1994
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August 5, 1914
Death
June 15, 1994
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Lakeland, Polk County, Florida 33804
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Cathryne B Briggs was born on August 5, 1914. Cathryne died on June 15, 1994 at age 79. We know that Cathryne B Briggs had been residing in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida 33804.
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Cathryne B Briggs passed away on June 15, 1994 at 79 years old. Cathryne was born on August 5, 1914. We are unaware of information about Cathryne's family or relationships. We know that Cathryne B Briggs had been residing in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida 33804.

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In 1914, in the year that Cathryne B Briggs was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1923, Cathryne was merely 9 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 1943, this person was 29 years old when 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 1957, at the age of 43 years old, Cathryne was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1994, in the year of Cathryne B Briggs's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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