Marguerit Davitt (1910 - 1986)

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Marguerit Davitt
1910 - 1986
July 18, 1910
January 1986
Last Known Residence
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio 43952
Marguerit Davitt was born on July 18, 1910. Marguerit died in January 1986 at age 75. We know that Marguerit Davitt had been residing in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio 43952.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Marguerit Davitt passed away in January 1986 at age 75. Marguerit was born on July 18, 1910. There is no information about Marguerit's family or relationships. We know that Marguerit Davitt had been residing in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio 43952.

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In 1910, in the year that Marguerit Davitt was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1926, when this person was 16 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1938, when this person was 28 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1959, by the time this person was 49 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1986, in the year of Marguerit Davitt's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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