Margaret C Pierce (1911 - 1995)

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Margaret C Pierce
1911 - 1995
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September 15, 1911
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June 4, 1995
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McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15132
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Margaret C Pierce was born on September 15, 1911. She died on June 4, 1995 at 83 years of age. We know that Margaret C Pierce had been residing in McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15132.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Margaret C Pierce passed away on June 4, 1995 at age 83. She was born on September 15, 1911. There is no information about Margaret's family. We know that Margaret C Pierce had been residing in McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15132.

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In 1911, in the year that Margaret C Pierce was born, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1936, at the age of 25 years old, Margaret was alive when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1960, at the age of 49 years old, Margaret was alive 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 1975, when she was 64 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1995, in the year of Margaret C Pierce's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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