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Celia M Swanson (1905 - 1999)

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Celia M Swanson
1905 - 1999
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November 16, 1905
Death
March 15, 1999
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Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois 61554
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Celia M Swanson was born on November 16, 1905. She died on March 15, 1999 at 93 years old. We know that Celia M Swanson had been residing in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois 61554.
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Celia M Swanson died on March 15, 1999 at 93 years of age. She was born on November 16, 1905. There is no information about Celia's immediate family. We know that Celia M Swanson had been residing in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois 61554.
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In 1905, in the year that Celia M Swanson was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1934, when she was 29 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1941, at the age of 36 years old, Celia was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1956, Celia was 51 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1979, by the time she was 74 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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