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Eva Powell (1893 - 1973)

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Eva Powell
1893 - 1973
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August 13, 1893
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September 1973
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Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02062
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Eva Powell was born on August 13, 1893. She died in September 1973 at 80 years old. We know that Eva Powell had been residing in Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02062.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Eva Powell died in September 1973 at 80 years old. She was born on August 13, 1893. We are unaware of information about Eva's family or relationships. We know that Eva Powell had been residing in Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02062.
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In 1893, in the year that Eva Powell was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1922, at the age of 29 years old, Eva was alive when on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1940, at the age of 47 years old, Eva was alive when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1955, at the age of 62 years old, Eva was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1973, in the year of Eva Powell's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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