Nellie Gray (1880 - 1979)

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Nellie Gray
1880 - 1979
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October 19, 1880
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January 1979
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98133
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Nellie Gray was born on October 19, 1880. She died in January 1979 at 98 years of age. We know that Nellie Gray had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98133.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Nellie Gray died in January 1979 at 98 years old. She was born on October 19, 1880. We are unaware of information about Nellie's family. We know that Nellie Gray had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98133.

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In 1880, in the year that Nellie Gray was born, on August 14th Cologne Cathedral, in Germany, was finally completed. Construction began in 1248, was halted in 1473, and then begun again in the 1800's - completed after 632 years.

In 1896, Nellie was 16 years old when on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1937, when she was 57 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1956, she was 76 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1979, in the year of Nellie Gray's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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