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Millie Phelan (1874 - 1966)

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Millie Phelan
1874 - 1966
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September 13, 1874
Death
March 15, 1966
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Merced, Merced County, California 95340
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Millie Phelan was born on September 13, 1874. She died on March 15, 1966 at 91 years of age. We know that Millie Phelan had been residing in Merced, Merced County, California 95340.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Millie Phelan passed away on March 15, 1966 at 91 years old. She was born on September 13, 1874. There is no information about Millie's family. We know that Millie Phelan had been residing in Merced, Merced County, California 95340.
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In 1874, in the year that Millie Phelan was born, on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1892, when she was 18 years old, 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 1925, when she was 51 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1943, Millie was 69 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1966, in the year of Millie Phelan's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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