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Mary Briggs (1919 - 1975)

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Mary Briggs
1919 - 1975
Born
May 30, 1919
Death
September 1975
Last Known Residence
Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina 29150
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Mary Briggs of Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina was born on May 30, 1919, and died at age 56 years old in September 1975.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 39246572

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Mary Briggs passed away at age 56 years old in September 1975. Mary Briggs of Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina was born on May 30, 1919.

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Mary Briggs lived 15 years shorter than the average Briggs family member when she died at the age of 56.
The average age of a Briggs family member is 71.
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1919 - 1975 World Events

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In 1919, in the year that Mary Briggs was born, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1929, Mary was just 10 years old when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1947, Mary was 28 years old 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 1959, Mary was 40 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1975, in the year of Mary Briggs's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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