Mignon Polhamus

(1892 - 1990)

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Mignon Polhamus
1892 - 1990
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November 14, 1892
Death
October 1990
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Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33141
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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 1928, she was 36 years old when 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 1943, Mignon was 51 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1955, Mignon was 63 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

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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