Mamie Buford (1906 - 1983)

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Mamie Buford
1906 - 1983
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August 1, 1906
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January 1983
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11203
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Mamie Buford was born on August 1, 1906. She died in January 1983 at 76 years of age. We know that Mamie Buford had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11203.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mamie Buford died in January 1983 at age 76. She was born on August 1, 1906. We are unaware of information about Mamie's family or relationships. We know that Mamie Buford had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11203.

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In 1906, in the year that Mamie Buford was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1945, when she was 39 years old, on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

In 1957, at the age of 51 years old, Mamie was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1975, by the time she was 69 years old, 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 1983, in the year of Mamie Buford's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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