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Ida Mae Riggins (born 1918)

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Ida Mae Riggins
1918
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1918
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Ida Mae Riggins was born in 1918. She is the child of E. D. Riggins and Ella Day (Thomas) Riggins, with siblings Dorothy, Harrell, Howard, Floetta, Doyle, Cagle, Mildred, and Joe.
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She was born in 1918. Ida Mae Riggins is the child of E. D. Riggins and Ella Day (Thomas) Riggins, with siblings Dorothy, Harrell, Howard, Floetta, Doyle, Cagle, Mildred, and Joe.
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In 1918, in the year that Ida Mae Riggins was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1921, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1944, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1954, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1976, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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