Miriam Andersen (1918 - 1988)

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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

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Hans Jacob Andersen

Hans Jacob Andersen

Janet Andersen

Janet Andersen

Blanche W Schultz

Blanche W Schultz

Jens S. Andersen

Jens S. Andersen

Arthur Andersen & Tekla, Wisconsin

Arthur Andersen & Tekla, Wisconsin

McCawley Children, 1936

McCawley Children, 1936

Christine Christiansen Andersen

Christine Christiansen Andersen

Mary & Elsie, Florence A. Merriam High School photo

Mary & Elsie, Florence A. Merriam High School photo

John Andersen and Mable Searles wedding day

John Andersen and Mable Searles wedding day

Anna Maria Andersen

Anna Maria Andersen

Roy R Searles

Roy R Searles

Hilmar Ronning and his chello

Hilmar Ronning and his chello

Grandpa, Great Uncle Hilmar Ronning Andersen

Grandpa, Great Uncle Hilmar Ronning Andersen

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Mabel Andersen Hans Jacob Andersen Janet Andersen Blanche W Schultz

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1918 - In the year that Miriam Andersen was born, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

1921 - Miriam was just 3 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

1927 - When she was just 9 years old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

1985 - At the age of 67 years old, Miriam was alive when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

1988 - In the year of Miriam Andersen's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Miriam Andersen passed away on January 21, 1988 at 70 years of age. There is no known cause of death. She was born on January 18, 1918. There is no information about Miriam's family. We know that Miriam Andersen had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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