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May Griffin (1909 - 1975)

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May Griffin
1909 - 1975
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October 30, 1909
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November 1975
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Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York 11787
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May Griffin was born on October 30, 1909. She died in November 1975 at age 66. We know that May Griffin had been residing in Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York 11787.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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May Griffin passed away in November 1975 at 66 years old. She was born on October 30, 1909. We are unaware of information about May's family. We know that May Griffin had been residing in Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York 11787.
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In 1909, in the year that May Griffin was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1919, at the age of only 10 years old, May was alive when in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1948, by the time she was 39 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1952, she was 43 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1975, in the year of May Griffin's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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