Florence Snapp (1911 - 1987)

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Florence Snapp
1911 - 1987
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June 28, 1911
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November 1987
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Florence Snapp was born on June 28, 1911. She died in November 1987 at 76 years old. We know that Florence Snapp had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Florence Snapp died in November 1987 at 76 years of age. She was born on June 28, 1911. We are unaware of information about Florence's family or relationships. We know that Florence Snapp had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1911, in the year that Florence Snapp was born, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1940, Florence was 29 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1951, at the age of 40 years old, Florence was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1960, Florence was 49 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1987, in the year of Florence Snapp's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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