Sylvia Maynard (1921 - 2001)

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1921 - In the year that Sylvia Maynard was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

1941 - At the age of 20 years old, Sylvia was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

1948 - When she was 27 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

1959 - At the age of 38 years old, Sylvia was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1990 - Sylvia was 69 years old when after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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Sylvia Maynard passed away on October 15, 2001 at 80 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Sylvia. She was born on May 4, 1921. There is no information about Sylvia's family or relationships. We know that Sylvia Maynard had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.

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