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Margaret Ormsby (1887 - 1979)

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Margaret Ormsby
1887 - 1979
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December 28, 1887
Death
February 1979
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60631
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Margaret Ormsby was born on December 28, 1887. She died in February 1979 at 91 years of age. We know that Margaret Ormsby had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60631.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Margaret Ormsby died in February 1979 at age 91. She was born on December 28, 1887. There is no information about Margaret's family or relationships. We know that Margaret Ormsby had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60631.
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In 1887, in the year that Margaret Ormsby was born, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

In 1893, Margaret was only 6 years old when on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1935, by the time she was 48 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1968, she was 81 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1979, in the year of Margaret Ormsby's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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