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Eugenia M Acton (1875 - 1966)

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Eugenia M Acton
1875 - 1966
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June 10, 1875
Death
June 15, 1966
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Port Jervis, Orange County, New York 12771
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Eugenia M Acton was born on June 10, 1875. She died on June 15, 1966 at age 91. We know that Eugenia M Acton had been residing in Port Jervis, Orange County, New York 12771.
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Eugenia M Acton died on June 15, 1966 at 91 years old. She was born on June 10, 1875. There is no information about Eugenia's surviving family. We know that Eugenia M Acton had been residing in Port Jervis, Orange County, New York 12771.
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In 1875, in the year that Eugenia M Acton was born, on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

In 1917, when she was 42 years old, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1921, when she was 46 years old, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1954, Eugenia was 79 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1966, in the year of Eugenia M Acton's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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