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Pearl Childs (1908 - 1972)

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Pearl Childs
1908 - 1972
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May 15, 1908
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April 1972
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60612
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Pearl Childs was born on May 15, 1908. She died in April 1972 at 63 years old. We know that Pearl Childs had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60612.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Pearl Childs died in April 1972 at 63 years old. She was born on May 15, 1908. There is no information about Pearl's immediate family. We know that Pearl Childs had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60612.
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In 1908, in the year that Pearl Childs 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 1945, when she was 37 years old, on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1958, at the age of 50 years old, Pearl was alive when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1968, at the age of 60 years old, Pearl was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1972, in the year of Pearl Childs's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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