Margaret J Best (1941 - 2005)

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Margaret J Best
1941 - 2005
January 25, 1941
April 10, 2005
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Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 99205
Margaret J Best was born on January 25, 1941. She died on April 10, 2005 at 64 years of age. We know that Margaret J Best had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 99205.
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Margaret J Best died on April 10, 2005 at 64 years of age. She was born on January 25, 1941. There is no information about Margaret's family. We know that Margaret J Best had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 99205.

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In 1941, in the year that Margaret J Best was born, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1959, by the time she was 18 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1967, at the age of 26 years old, Margaret was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1980, Margaret was 39 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1994, when she was 53 years old, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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