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Gertrude Pepper (1895 - 1976)

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Gertrude Pepper
1895 - 1976
Born
September 17, 1895
Death
July 1976
Last Known Residence
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11218
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Gertrude Pepper of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York was born on September 17, 1895, and died at age 80 years old in July 1976.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 20392096

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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11218
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Gertrude Pepper passed away at age 80 years old in July 1976. Gertrude Pepper of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York was born on September 17, 1895.

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Gertrude Pepper lived 9 years longer than the average Pepper family member when she died at the age of 80.
The average age of a Pepper family member is 71.
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1895 - 1976 World Events

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In 1895, in the year that Gertrude Pepper was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1909, she was only 14 years old when the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1912, at the age of 17 years old, Gertrude was alive when Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1961, she was 66 years old when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1976, in the year of Gertrude Pepper's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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