Mirtis Speights

(1911 - 1979)

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Mirtis Speights
1911 - 1979
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April 7, 1911
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December 1979
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Cabot, Lonoke County, Arkansas 72023
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Mirtis Speights was born on April 7, 1911. Mirtis died in December 1979 at 68 years of age. We know that Mirtis Speights had been residing in Cabot, Lonoke County, Arkansas 72023.
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Mirtis Speights died in December 1979 at age 68. Mirtis was born on April 7, 1911. There is no information about Mirtis's family or relationships. We know that Mirtis Speights had been residing in Cabot, Lonoke County, Arkansas 72023.

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In 1911, in the year that Mirtis Speights was born, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1922, by the time this person was only 11 years old, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1946, when this person was 35 years old, 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 1957, this person was 46 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1979, in the year of Mirtis Speights's passing, 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.

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