Margaret Creech (1923 - 1997)

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Margaret Creech
1923 - 1997
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December 4, 1923
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August 18, 1997
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New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina 28560
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Margaret Creech was born on December 4, 1923. She died on August 18, 1997 at 73 years old. We know that Margaret Creech had been residing in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina 28560.
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Margaret Creech died on August 18, 1997 at 73 years old. She was born on December 4, 1923. There is no information about Margaret's immediate family. We know that Margaret Creech had been residing in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina 28560.

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In 1923, in the year that Margaret Creech was born, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1946, Margaret was 23 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1966, when she was 43 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1976, by the time she was 53 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1997, in the year of Margaret Creech's passing, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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