Polly Gaines

(1898 - 1991)

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Polly Gaines
1898 - 1991
Born
March 15, 1898
Death
August 29, 1991
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Waynesboro, Wayne County, Mississippi 39367
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Polly Gaines was born on March 15, 1898. She died on August 29, 1991 at 93 years of age. We know that Polly Gaines had been residing in Waynesboro, Wayne County, Mississippi 39367.
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Polly Gaines died on August 29, 1991 at 93 years old. She was born on March 15, 1898. There is no information about Polly's family. We know that Polly Gaines had been residing in Waynesboro, Wayne County, Mississippi 39367.

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In 1898, in the year that Polly Gaines 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 1905, when she was only 7 years old, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1938, at the age of 40 years old, Polly was alive when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1961, by the time she was 63 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1991, in the year of Polly Gaines's passing, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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