Myrtle G Petersen (1898 - 1992)

Myrtle G Petersen
1898 - 1992
updated February 06, 2019
Myrtle G Petersen was born on November 6, 1898. She died on July 25, 1992 at 93 years old. We know that Myrtle G Petersen had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98105.
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Myrtle G Petersen died on July 25, 1992 at age 93. She was born on November 6, 1898. We have no information about Myrtle's family or relationships. We know that Myrtle G Petersen had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98105.
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In 1898, in the year that Myrtle G Petersen was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1917, she was 19 years old when on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1930, she was 32 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1960, at the age of 62 years old, Myrtle was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1992, in the year of Myrtle G Petersen's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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Jul 1, 1942 - Jun 10, 2011
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Jan 17, 1949 - Aug 17, 2009
May 16, 1891 - Nov 30, 1995
Dec 13, 1945 - Nov 3, 2005
Aug 8, 1916 - May 7, 2001
Oct 27, 1904 - December 1984
May 9, 1920 - Feb 21, 1990
Jun 15, 1933 - Mar 7, 2008
Jul 2, 1954 - Jul 20, 2011
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Nov 24, 1956 - Jan 4, 2006
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