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Madeleine Eliza Kirchner (1886 - 1966)

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Madeleine Eliza Kirchner
1886 - 1966
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1886
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1966
Box Hill, Australia
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Box Hill, Australia
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Madeleine Eliza Kirchner was born in 1886. She is the child of Hannon Robert Kirchner and Emily Glowry Kirchner. She died in 1966 in Box Hill, Australia at 80 years of age.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Madeleine Eliza Kirchner died in 1966 in Box Hill, Australia at 80 years old. She was born in 1886. She is the child of Hannon Robert Kirchner and Emily Glowry Kirchner.
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In 1886, in the year that Madeleine Eliza Kirchner was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1897, Madeleine was only 11 years old when in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1908, when she was 22 years old, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1942, when she was 56 years old, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1966, in the year of Madeleine Eliza Kirchner's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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