Sylvia I Britton (1923 - 1996)

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Sylvia I Britton
1923 - 1996
April 12, 1923
September 9, 1996
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Joliet, Will County, Illinois 60436
Sylvia I Britton was born on April 12, 1923. She died on September 9, 1996 at age 73. We know that Sylvia I Britton had been residing in Joliet, Will County, Illinois 60436.
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Sylvia I Britton died on September 9, 1996 at 73 years of age. She was born on April 12, 1923. There is no information about Sylvia's family. We know that Sylvia I Britton had been residing in Joliet, Will County, Illinois 60436.

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In 1923, in the year that Sylvia I Britton was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1933, when she was only 10 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1946, at the age of 23 years old, Sylvia was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1950, when she was 27 years old, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1996, in the year of Sylvia I Britton's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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