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May Couch (1911 - 1974)

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May Couch
1911 - 1974
Born
April 12, 1911
Death
January 1974
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Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia 30529
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May Couch was born on April 12, 1911. She died in January 1974 at age 62. We know that May Couch had been residing in Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia 30529.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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May Couch died in January 1974 at age 62. She was born on April 12, 1911. We have no information about May's family or relationships. We know that May Couch had been residing in Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia 30529.
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In 1911, in the year that May Couch was born, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1927, when she was 16 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1932, she was 21 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1956, when she was 45 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1974, in the year of May Couch's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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