Margaret Whipple (1914 - 2005)

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Margaret Whipple
1914 - 2005
April 21, 1914
November 28, 2005
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Batavia, Genesee County, New York 14020
Margaret Whipple was born on April 21, 1914. She died on November 28, 2005 at age 91. We know that Margaret Whipple had been residing in Batavia, Genesee County, New York 14020.
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Margaret Whipple passed away on November 28, 2005 at age 91. She was born on April 21, 1914. There is no information about Margaret's family. We know that Margaret Whipple had been residing in Batavia, Genesee County, New York 14020.

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In 1914, in the year that Margaret Whipple was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1922, at the age of only 8 years old, Margaret was alive when on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1956, she was 42 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1986, at the age of 72 years old, Margaret was alive when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1990, at the age of 76 years old, Margaret was alive 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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