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Irene Pennington (1928 - 2005)

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Irene Pennington
1928 - 2005
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August 20, 1928
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February 28, 2005
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Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas 72112
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Irene Pennington was born on August 20, 1928. She died on February 28, 2005 at age 76. We know that Irene Pennington had been residing in Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas 72112.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Irene Pennington died on February 28, 2005 at age 76. She was born on August 20, 1928. There is no information about Irene's surviving family. We know that Irene Pennington had been residing in Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas 72112.
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In 1928, in the year that Irene Pennington was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1936, when she was merely 8 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1945, by the time she was 17 years old, on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

In 1979, by the time she was 51 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1989, at the age of 61 years old, Irene was alive when 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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