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Margaret Jensen (1891 - 1972)

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Margaret Jensen
1891 - 1972
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July 28, 1891
Death
April 1972
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Antioch, Contra Costa County, California 94509
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Margaret Jensen was born on July 28, 1891. She died in April 1972 at 80 years of age. We know that Margaret Jensen had been residing in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California 94509.
Updated: November 12, 2011
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Margaret Jensen died in April 1972 at 80 years old. She was born on July 28, 1891. There is no information about Margaret's immediate family. We know that Margaret Jensen had been residing in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California 94509.
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In 1891, in the year that Margaret Jensen was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1905, at the age of only 14 years old, Margaret was alive when federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1930, when she was 39 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1942, at the age of 51 years old, Margaret was alive when due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1972, in the year of Margaret Jensen's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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