Margaret Creech (1907 - 1972)

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Margaret Creech
1907 - 1972
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September 5, 1907
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October 1972
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60613
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Margaret Creech was born on September 5, 1907. She died in October 1972 at age 65. We know that Margaret Creech had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60613.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Margaret Creech passed away in October 1972 at 65 years old. She was born on September 5, 1907. We have no information about Margaret's family or relationships. We know that Margaret Creech had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60613.

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In 1907, in the year that Margaret Creech was born, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1915, she was only 8 years old when the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1943, Margaret was 36 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1957, when she was 50 years old, 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 1972, in the year of Margaret Creech's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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