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Margaret E Watt (1908 - 2009)

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Margaret E Watt
1908 - 2009
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October 4, 1908
Death
September 28, 2009
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Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado 80919
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Margaret E Watt was born on October 4, 1908. She died on September 28, 2009 at age 100. We know that Margaret E Watt had been residing in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado 80919.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Margaret E Watt passed away on September 28, 2009 at 100 years of age. She was born on October 4, 1908. We are unaware of information about Margaret's immediate family. We know that Margaret E Watt had been residing in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado 80919.
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In 1908, in the year that Margaret E Watt was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1913, she was merely 5 years old when Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1928, Margaret was 20 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1932, when she was 24 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1981, at the age of 73 years old, Margaret was alive when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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