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Sophie Declercq (1892 - 1972)

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Sophie Declercq
1892 - 1972
Born
August 11, 1892
Death
October 1972
Last Known Residence
Oakland, Kennebec County, Maine 04963
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Sophie Declercq of Oakland, Kennebec County, Maine was born on August 11, 1892, and died at age 80 years old in October 1972.
Updated: October 2, 2011
Biography ID: 3411432

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Sophie Declercq passed away at age 80 years old in October 1972. Sophie Declercq of Oakland, Kennebec County, Maine was born on August 11, 1892.

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Sophie Declercq lived 4 years longer than the average Declercq family member when she died at the age of 80.
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1892 - 1972 World Events

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In 1892, in the year that Sophie Declercq was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1928, Sophie was 36 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1949, by the time she was 57 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1968, when she was 76 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1972, in the year of Sophie Declercq's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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