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Marie Duff (1891 - 1978)

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Marie Duff
1891 - 1978
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November 5, 1891
Death
June 1978
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Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02043
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Marie Duff was born on November 5, 1891. She died in June 1978 at 86 years old. We know that Marie Duff had been residing in Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02043.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Marie Duff passed away in June 1978 at 86 years of age. She was born on November 5, 1891. There is no information about Marie's family or relationships. We know that Marie Duff had been residing in Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02043.
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1891 - 1978 World Events

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In 1891, in the year that Marie Duff was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1945, she was 54 years old when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

In 1956, Marie was 65 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1967, at the age of 76 years old, Marie was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1978, in the year of Marie Duff's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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