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Gwendolyn Roosevelt (1905 - 1982)

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Gwendolyn Roosevelt
1905 - 1982
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April 6, 1905
Death
November 1982
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Fort Washington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19034
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Gwendolyn Roosevelt was born on April 6, 1905. She died in November 1982 at 77 years old. We know that Gwendolyn Roosevelt had been residing in Fort Washington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19034.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Gwendolyn Roosevelt died in November 1982 at 77 years old. She was born on April 6, 1905. There is no information about Gwendolyn's family or relationships. We know that Gwendolyn Roosevelt had been residing in Fort Washington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19034.
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In 1905, in the year that Gwendolyn Roosevelt was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1926, by the time she was 21 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1933, by the time she was 28 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 1964, when she was 59 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1982, in the year of Gwendolyn Roosevelt's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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