Susan Dowden (1869 - 1971)

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Susan Dowden
1869 - 1971
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September 9, 1869
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November 1971
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Crystal City, Zavala County, Texas 78839
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Susan Dowden was born on September 9, 1869. She died in November 1971 at 102 years old. We know that Susan Dowden had been residing in Crystal City, Zavala County, Texas 78839.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Susan Dowden died in November 1971 at 102 years of age. She was born on September 9, 1869. We have no information about Susan's immediate family. We know that Susan Dowden had been residing in Crystal City, Zavala County, Texas 78839.

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In 1869, in the year that Susan Dowden was born, on December 10th, the Wyoming territorial legislature gave women the right to vote. It was the first time in the world that women were able to vote legally without restrictions.

In 1876, by the time she was merely 7 years old, on November 2nd, a giant squid - a little over 20 feet long - washed up on a beach at Thimble Tickle Bay in Newfoundland. It's still a rare occurrence since giant squid live in deep sea at 1000 to 3000 foot depth.

In 1916, she was 47 years old when visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1962, by the time she was 93 years old, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1971, in the year of Susan Dowden's passing, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

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