Gertrude Pepper (1921 - 1995)

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Gertrude Pepper
1921 - 1995
November 20, 1921
July 1995
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Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri 63141
Gertrude Pepper of Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri was born on November 20, 1921, and died at age 73 years old in July 1995.
Updated: November 9, 2011
Biography ID: 76055213

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Gertrude Pepper passed away at age 73 years old in July 1995. Gertrude Pepper of Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri was born on November 20, 1921.

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Gertrude Pepper lived 2 years longer than the average Pepper family member when she died at the age of 73.
The average age of a Pepper family member is 71.

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In 1921, in the year that Gertrude Pepper was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1945, at the age of 24 years old, Gertrude was alive when on March 12th, a riot erupted at a Japanese internment camp in Santa Fe New Mexico. Two days earlier, white shirts with the Rising Sun on the back had been confiscated and the prisoners objected. Three leaders of the protest were removed and sent to another camp. Guards at the Santa Fe camp were armed with submachine guns, shotguns, and gun masks. On the morning of the 12th, prisoners began throwing rocks at the guards. When the "rioters" wouldn't disperse, the guards were ordered to use tear gas and batons. Four men were badly injured as a result.

In 1968, when she was 47 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1970, by the time she was 49 years old, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

In 1995, in the year of Gertrude Pepper's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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