Margaret R Loos (1897 - 1988)

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Margaret R Loos
1897 - 1988
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July 8, 1897
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August 6, 1988
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15235
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Margaret R Loos was born on July 8, 1897. She died on August 6, 1988 at 91 years of age. We know that Margaret R Loos had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15235.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Margaret R Loos passed away on August 6, 1988 at age 91. She was born on July 8, 1897. We have no information about Margaret's family. We know that Margaret R Loos had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15235.

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In 1897, in the year that Margaret R Loos was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1940, by the time she was 43 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1965, by the time she was 68 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1973, at the age of 76 years old, Margaret was alive when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1988, in the year of Margaret R Loos's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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