Muriel L Preston (1908 - 1994)

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Muriel L Preston
1908 - 1994
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July 18, 1908
Death
April 16, 1994
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Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie County, Florida 34947
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Muriel L Preston was born on July 18, 1908. She died on April 16, 1994 at 85 years old. We know that Muriel L Preston had been residing in Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie County, Florida 34947.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Muriel L Preston passed away on April 16, 1994 at 85 years of age. She was born on July 18, 1908. We have no information about Muriel's family. We know that Muriel L Preston had been residing in Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie County, Florida 34947.

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In 1908, in the year that Muriel L Preston was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1910, at the age of merely 2 years old, Muriel was alive when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1939, she was 31 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1949, she was 41 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1994, in the year of Muriel L Preston's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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