Margaret Kelly (1913 - 1975)

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Margaret Kelly
1913 - 1975
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March 25, 1913
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June 1975
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McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15132
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Margaret Kelly was born on March 25, 1913. She died in June 1975 at 62 years old. We know that Margaret Kelly had been residing in McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15132.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Margaret Kelly died in June 1975 at age 62. She was born on March 25, 1913. There is no information about Margaret's surviving family. We know that Margaret Kelly had been residing in McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15132.

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In 1913, in the year that Margaret Kelly was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1923, Margaret was just 10 years old when the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1952, by the time she was 39 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1961, when she was 48 years old, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1975, in the year of Margaret Kelly's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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