Elizabeth D Markiewicz (1910 - 1995)

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Elizabeth D Markiewicz
1910 - 1995
May 29, 1910
July 31, 1995
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Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15650
Elizabeth D Markiewicz was born on May 29, 1910. She died on July 31, 1995 at 85 years of age. We know that Elizabeth D Markiewicz had been residing in Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15650.
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Elizabeth D Markiewicz passed away on July 31, 1995 at age 85. She was born on May 29, 1910. We are unaware of information about Elizabeth's surviving family. We know that Elizabeth D Markiewicz had been residing in Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15650.
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In 1910, in the year that Elizabeth D Markiewicz 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 1931, when she was 21 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1962, she was 52 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1989, when she was 79 years old, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

In 1995, in the year of Elizabeth D Markiewicz's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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