Phoebe Wagner (1886 - 1975)

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Phoebe Wagner
1886 - 1975
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February 4, 1886
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October 1975
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Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia 22043
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Phoebe Wagner was born on February 4, 1886. She died in October 1975 at 89 years old. We know that Phoebe Wagner had been residing in Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia 22043.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Phoebe Wagner died in October 1975 at 89 years old. She was born on February 4, 1886. There is no information about Phoebe's immediate family. We know that Phoebe Wagner had been residing in Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia 22043.

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In 1886, in the year that Phoebe Wagner was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1896, she was merely 10 years old when on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1951, by the time she was 65 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1961, she was 75 years old when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1975, in the year of Phoebe Wagner's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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