Maria C Polhamus

(1921 - 1996)

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Maria C Polhamus
1921 - 1996
Born
December 8, 1921
Death
March 12, 1996
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Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33141
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Maria C Polhamus was born on December 8, 1921. She died on March 12, 1996 at 74 years of age. We know that Maria C Polhamus had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33141.
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Maria C Polhamus passed away on March 12, 1996 at age 74. She was born on December 8, 1921. We are unaware of information about Maria's immediate family. We know that Maria C Polhamus had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33141.

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In 1921, in the year that Maria C Polhamus was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1943, she was 22 years old 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 1979, she was 58 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1987, Maria was 66 years old when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1996, in the year of Maria C Polhamus's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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