Mignon Polhamus (1892 - 1990)

Mignon Polhamus
1892 - 1990
updated February 06, 2019
Mignon Polhamus was born on November 14, 1892. She died in October 1990 at age 97. We know that Mignon Polhamus had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33141.
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Mignon Polhamus died in October 1990 at age 97. She was born on November 14, 1892. We are unaware of information about Mignon's family or relationships. We know that Mignon Polhamus had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33141.
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In 1892, in the year that Mignon Polhamus was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1906, by the time she was only 14 years old, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1928, by the time she was 36 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1970, Mignon was 78 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1990, in the year of Mignon Polhamus's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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