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Ethel M Meyer (1915 - 1988)

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Ethel M Meyer
1915 - 1988
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January 15, 1915
Death
September 18, 1988
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North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska 69101
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Ethel M Meyer was born on January 15, 1915. She died on September 18, 1988 at 73 years old. We know that Ethel M Meyer had been residing in North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska 69101.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Ethel M Meyer died on September 18, 1988 at age 73. She was born on January 15, 1915. There is no information about Ethel's immediate family. We know that Ethel M Meyer had been residing in North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska 69101.
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In 1915, in the year that Ethel M Meyer was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1935, she was 20 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1961, by the time she was 46 years old, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1974, when she was 59 years old, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1988, in the year of Ethel M Meyer's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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