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Mildred L Gillespie (1926 - 1996)

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Mildred L Gillespie
1926 - 1996
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August 8, 1926
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September 19, 1996
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Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia 26554
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Mildred L Gillespie was born on August 8, 1926. She died on September 19, 1996 at 70 years old. We know that Mildred L Gillespie had been residing in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia 26554.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Mildred L Gillespie died on September 19, 1996 at 70 years of age. She was born on August 8, 1926. There is no information about Mildred's family or relationships. We know that Mildred L Gillespie had been residing in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia 26554.
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1926 - 1996 World Events

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In 1926, in the year that Mildred L Gillespie was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1941, at the age of only 15 years old, Mildred was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1974, by the time she was 48 years old, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1986, Mildred was 60 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1996, in the year of Mildred L Gillespie's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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