Margaret L Creech (1923 - 2002)

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Margaret L Creech
1923 - 2002
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August 15, 1923
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February 11, 2002
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Chapman, Merrick County, Nebraska 68827
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Margaret L Creech was born on August 15, 1923. She died on February 11, 2002 at age 78. We know that Margaret L Creech had been residing in Chapman, Merrick County, Nebraska 68827.
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Margaret L Creech died on February 11, 2002 at 78 years of age. She was born on August 15, 1923. We have no information about Margaret's immediate family. We know that Margaret L Creech had been residing in Chapman, Merrick County, Nebraska 68827.

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In 1923, in the year that Margaret L Creech was born, on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1958, by the time she was 35 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

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 1987, Margaret was 64 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1990, Margaret was 67 years old when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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