Gertrude M Peterson (1902 - 1980)

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Gertrude M Peterson
1902 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Gertrude M Peterson was born on July 20, 1902. She died on February 21, 1980 at age 77.


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Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Section P Site 4350, 7601 34th Avenue, South, in Minneapolis, Minnesota 55450



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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War I

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Gertrude M Peterson passed away on February 21, 1980 at age 77. She was buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Section P Site 4350, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was born on July 20, 1902. We are unaware of information about Gertrude's immediate family.
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In 1902, in the year that Gertrude M Peterson was born, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1928, by the time she was 26 years old, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1933, by the time she was 31 years old, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1972, when she was 70 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1980, in the year of Gertrude M Peterson's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Dec 31, 1969 - Mar 19, 1964
Robert Peterson
Dec 31, 1969 - Apr 22, 1959
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Dec 31, 1969 - Oct 4, 1966
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Dec 31, 1969 - Jul 5, 1957
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Apr 14, 1918 - Dec 9, 1967

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