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Josephine Jergel (1900 - 1991)

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Josephine Jergel
1900 - 1991
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February 8, 1900
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March 1991
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15201
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Josephine Jergel was born on February 8, 1900. She died in March 1991 at age 91. We know that Josephine Jergel had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15201.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Josephine Jergel passed away in March 1991 at 91 years of age. She was born on February 8, 1900. We are unaware of information about Josephine's surviving family. We know that Josephine Jergel had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15201.
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In 1900, in the year that Josephine Jergel was born, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1916, she was 16 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1928, by the time she was 28 years old, 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 1937, by the time she was 37 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1991, in the year of Josephine Jergel's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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