Florence Martin Gainey

(1869 - 1958)

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Florence Martin Gainey
1869 - 1958
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1869
Death
1958
Park, Australia
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Park, Australia
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Florence Martin Gainey was born in 1869. She was born to Kimber William Gainey and Mary Ann Miller Gainey. She died in 1958 in Park, Australia at 89 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Florence Martin Gainey died in 1958 in Park, Australia at 89 years of age. She was born in 1869. She was born to Kimber William Gainey and Mary Ann Miller Gainey.

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In 1869, in the year that Florence Martin Gainey was born, on March 4th, Ulysses S. Grant became the 18th President of the United States. Previously a Union General, Grant beat the Democrat candidate, Horatio Seymour, 52.7% to 47.3% in the general vote.

In 1877, by the time she was only 8 years old, on January 8th, the Battle of Wolf Mountain occurred in southern Montana Territory. Crazy Horse, Two Moon, and their warriors fought the United States Cavalry. The battle was a tactical draw and by May, Crazy Horse and his followers had surrendered at Camp Robinson.

In 1908, when she was 39 years old, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1945, Florence was 76 years old when on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

In 1958, in the year of Florence Martin Gainey's passing, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

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