Hermine C Meincke (1890 - 1989)



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Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

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1890 - In the year that Hermine C Meincke was born, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader Éole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

1906 - By the time she was 16 years old, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

1976 - At the age of 86 years old, Hermine was alive when 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."

1986 - By the time she was 96 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

1989 - In the year of Hermine C Meincke's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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Hermine C Meincke died on May 30, 1989 at age 98. There is no known cause of death for Hermine. She was born on September 28, 1890. We have no information about Hermine's immediate family. We know that Hermine C Meincke had been residing in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.


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