Katie M Briggs (1923 - 1994)

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Gunnison, Bolivar County, Mississippi

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1923 - In the year that Katie M Briggs was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

1964 - She was 41 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1981 - At the age of 58 years old, Katie was alive when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

1990 - At the age of 67 years old, Katie was alive when after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

1994 - In the year of Katie M Briggs's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Katie M Briggs died on January 31, 1994 at 71 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Katie. She was born on January 30, 1923. We have no information about Katie's surviving family. We know that Katie M Briggs had been residing in Gunnison, Bolivar County, Mississippi.

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