Minnie Ghent (1893 - 1981)

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Minnie Ghent
1893 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Minnie Ghent was born on April 17, 1893. She died in May 1981 at age 88. We know that Minnie Ghent had been residing in Virginia, Cass County, Illinois 62691.


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Minnie Ghent passed away in May 1981 at age 88. She was born on April 17, 1893. We have no information about Minnie's immediate family. We know that Minnie Ghent had been residing in Virginia, Cass County, Illinois 62691.
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In 1893, in the year that Minnie Ghent was born, a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1938, Minnie was 45 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1946, at the age of 53 years old, Minnie was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1979, by the time she was 86 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1981, in the year of Minnie Ghent's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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