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Mollie Joy (1894 - 1971)

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Mollie Joy
1894 - 1971
Born
February 14, 1894
Death
November 15, 1971
Last Known Residence
Church Hill, Hawkins County, Tennessee 37642
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Mollie Joy was born on February 14, 1894. She died on November 15, 1971 at 77 years of age. We know that Mollie Joy had been residing in Church Hill, Hawkins County, Tennessee 37642.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Mollie Joy passed away on November 15, 1971 at 77 years old. She was born on February 14, 1894. We have no information about Mollie's immediate family. We know that Mollie Joy had been residing in Church Hill, Hawkins County, Tennessee 37642.
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In 1894, in the year that Mollie Joy was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1902, Mollie was only 8 years old when the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1917, Mollie was 23 years old when "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1969, she was 75 years old when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1971, in the year of Mollie Joy's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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