Margaret Beck (1914 - 1980)

Margaret Beck
1914 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Margaret Beck was born on October 13, 1914. She died in May 1980 at 65 years of age.

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Margaret Beck died in May 1980 at 65 years old. She was born on October 13, 1914. We are unaware of information about Margaret's immediate family.
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In 1914, in the year that Margaret Beck was born, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1937, at the age of 23 years old, Margaret was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1960, she was 46 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1970, at the age of 56 years old, Margaret was alive when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1980, in the year of Margaret Beck's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Other Becks

Aug 26, 1930 - February 1979
Feb 3, 1918 - Nov 8, 2009
Sep 9, 1944 - Aug 18, 1995
Aug 10, 1946 - July 1980
Aug 23, 1946 - Jan 1, 2007
Nov 8, 1947 - Sep 9, 2009
Nov 13, 1941 - Sep 25, 2001
Sep 21, 1947 - Feb 5, 2003
Sep 25, 1880 - September 1971
Jan 6, 1954 - August 1981
Sep 30, 1952 - Feb 8, 2009
Mar 27, 1956 - Nov 12, 2006
May 7, 1954 - Apr 26, 2010
Jan 7, 1957 - Oct 9, 2010
Jun 27, 1959 - Jun 14, 2006
Jun 1, 1958 - Oct 20, 2001
Dec 22, 1916 - Apr 10, 1990
Feb 1, 1903 - September 1970
Dec 29, 1895 - August 1968
Apr 26, 1919 - Jul 2, 2009

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Oct 17, 1896 - Jan 21, 1988
Jan 19, 1893 - May 1968
Aug 21, 1897 - June 1973
Jun 1, 1943 - Sep 1, 2008
May 21, 1898 - February 1975
Nov 6, 1891 - December 1967
Oct 15, 1944 - Jan 12, 2004
May 7, 1940 - November 1974
Sep 24, 1891 - January 1983
Jul 3, 1905 - Aug 20, 1990
Mar 30, 1888 - February 1976
Feb 22, 1891 - May 1969
Nov 23, 1886 - September 1975
Mar 12, 1885 - April 1975
Apr 4, 1938 - Oct 7, 2002
Sep 18, 1914 - May 7, 1994
Jul 11, 1892 - July 1979
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