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Estelle Briggs (1887 - 1986)

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Estelle Briggs
1887 - 1986
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June 30, 1887
Death
March 1986
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Stockton, San Joaquin County, California 95204
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Estelle Briggs was born on June 30, 1887. She died in March 1986 at 98 years of age. We know that Estelle Briggs had been residing in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California 95204.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Estelle Briggs died in March 1986 at 98 years old. She was born on June 30, 1887. We have no information about Estelle's family. We know that Estelle Briggs had been residing in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California 95204.
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In 1887, in the year that Estelle Briggs was born, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

In 1926, Estelle was 39 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1968, at the age of 81 years old, Estelle was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1977, Estelle was 90 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1986, in the year of Estelle Briggs's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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