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Myrtle Moore (1863 - 1937)

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Myrtle Moore
1863 - 1937
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c. 1863
Death
June 14, 1937
Manhattan County, New York United States
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Myrtle Moore was born c. 1863. She died on June 14, 1937 in New York United States at 74 years old.
Updated: August 14, 2013
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Myrtle Moore passed away on June 14, 1937 in New York United States at age 74. She was born c. 1863. We are unaware of information about Myrtle's family or relationships.
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In 1863, in the year that Myrtle Moore was born, on October 3rd, during the middle of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln created a national Thanksgiving day. Thanksgiving was to be celebrated on the final Thursday of November in 1863. In the U.S., Thanksgiving has been celebrated in November ever since.

In 1875, Myrtle was only 12 years old when on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

In 1889, when she was 26 years old, on May 31st, the South Fork Dam collapsed. Located in western Pennsylvania, the dam failed - sending more than 20 million tons of water into the towns below it. The flood killed more than 2,200 people in and around Johnstown. The newly formed Red Cross responded to the disaster.

In 1929, at the age of 66 years old, Myrtle was alive when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1937, in the year of Myrtle Moore's passing, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

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