Mae Cynthia Riggs (1920 - 2006)

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Mae Cynthia Riggs
1920 - 2006
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October 13, 1920
Death
January 2, 2006
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Irmo, Richland County, South Carolina 29063
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Mae Cynthia Riggs was born on October 13, 1920. She died on January 2, 2006 at 85 years of age. We know that Mae Cynthia Riggs had been residing in Irmo, Richland County, South Carolina 29063.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mae Cynthia Riggs passed away on January 2, 2006 at 85 years old. She was born on October 13, 1920. We have no information about Mae's surviving family. We know that Mae Cynthia Riggs had been residing in Irmo, Richland County, South Carolina 29063.

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In 1920, in the year that Mae Cynthia Riggs was born, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1937, at the age of 17 years old, Mae was alive when 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 1942, at the age of 22 years old, Mae was alive when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1975, she was 55 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1987, Mae was 67 years old when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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