Margaret Mackey (1894 - 1985)

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Margaret Mackey
1894 - 1985
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October 18, 1894
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July 1985
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16507
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Margaret Mackey was born on October 18, 1894. She died in July 1985 at 90 years of age. We know that Margaret Mackey had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16507.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Margaret Mackey died in July 1985 at 90 years of age. She was born on October 18, 1894. There is no information about Margaret's immediate family. We know that Margaret Mackey had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16507.

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In 1894, in the year that Margaret Mackey was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1928, Margaret was 34 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1943, at the age of 49 years old, Margaret was alive when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1972, Margaret was 78 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1985, in the year of Margaret Mackey's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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