Sophie M Gilliland

(1915 - 2000)

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Sophie M Gilliland
1915 - 2000
Born
January 14, 1915
Death
June 12, 2000
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98133
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Sophie M Gilliland was born on January 14, 1915. She died on June 12, 2000 at age 85. We know that Sophie M Gilliland had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98133.
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Sophie M Gilliland passed away on June 12, 2000 at 85 years of age. She was born on January 14, 1915. We have no information about Sophie's immediate family. We know that Sophie M Gilliland had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98133.

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In 1915, in the year that Sophie M Gilliland was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1928, at the age of only 13 years old, Sophie was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1966, by the time she was 51 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1986, at the age of 71 years old, Sophie was alive when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

In 1995, Sophie was 80 years old when on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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