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Muriel C Dowling (1916 - 2004)

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Muriel C Dowling
1916 - 2004
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April 12, 1916
Death
August 10, 2004
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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida 33618
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Muriel C Dowling was born on April 12, 1916. She died on August 10, 2004 at 88 years old. We know that Muriel C Dowling had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida 33618.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Muriel C Dowling passed away on August 10, 2004 at 88 years old. She was born on April 12, 1916. There is no information about Muriel's family. We know that Muriel C Dowling had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida 33618.
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In 1916, in the year that Muriel C Dowling was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1923, she was merely 7 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1942, by the time she was 26 years old, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1967, Muriel was 51 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1991, at the age of 75 years old, Muriel was alive when on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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