Herminia Figueras (1896 - 1987)

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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

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1896 - In the year that Herminia Figueras was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

1932 - When she was 36 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1975 - She was 79 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

1983 - When she was 87 years old, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

1987 - In the year of Herminia Figueras's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Herminia Figueras died in July 1987 at age 90. There is no known cause of death for Herminia. She was born on September 28, 1896. We are unaware of information about Herminia's family or relationships. We know that Herminia Figueras had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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