Lillian Herrington (1888 - 1982)

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Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi

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1888 - In the year that Lillian Herrington was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

1935 - By the time she was 47 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1945 - Lillian was 57 years old when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1946 - By the time she was 58 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1982 - In the year of Lillian Herrington's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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Lillian Herrington passed away in February 1982 at age 93. There is no known cause of death. She was born on November 12, 1888. We have no information about Lillian's surviving family. We know that Lillian Herrington had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.

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