Ethel Grieve (1905 - 1987)

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1905 - In the year that Ethel Grieve was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

1923 - By the time she was 18 years old, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

1975 - By the time she was 70 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

1986 - By the time she was 81 years old, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

1987 - In the year of Ethel Grieve's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Ethel Grieve died in March 1987 at 82 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on March 1, 1905. There is no information about Ethel's immediate family. We know that Ethel Grieve had been residing in .

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