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Maria Croft Mclaren (1911 - 1969)

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Maria Croft Mclaren
1911 - 1969
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1911
Death
1969
Yarr, Australia
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Yarr, Australia
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Maria Croft Mclaren was born in 1911. She is the child of Mcpherson Herb Mclaren and Alice Anderson Coxon Mclaren. She died in 1969 in Yarr, Australia at 58 years of age.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Maria Croft Mclaren died in 1969 in Yarr, Australia at 58 years old. She was born in 1911. She is the child of Mcpherson Herb Mclaren and Alice Anderson Coxon Mclaren.
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In 1911, in the year that Maria Croft Mclaren was born, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1936, she was 25 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1947, at the age of 36 years old, Maria was alive when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1950, when she was 39 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1969, in the year of Maria Croft Mclaren's passing, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

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