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Verda Elizabeth McGuire (1915 - 2000)

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Verda Elizabeth McGuire
1915 - 2000
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June 17, 1915
Death
May 16, 2000
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La Mesa, San Diego County, California 91941
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Verda Elizabeth McGuire was born on June 17, 1915. She died on May 16, 2000 at age 84. We know that Verda Elizabeth McGuire had been residing in La Mesa, San Diego County, California 91941.
Updated: June 22, 2016
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Branch of service: Us Marine Corps Rank attained: SSGT Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii
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Verda Elizabeth McGuire died on May 16, 2000 at 84 years of age. She was buried in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Section A-A Site C-623, San Diego, California . She was born on June 17, 1915. There is no information about Verda's family or relationships. We know that Verda Elizabeth McGuire had been residing in La Mesa, San Diego County, California 91941.
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In 1915, in the year that Verda Elizabeth McGuire was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1943, Verda was 28 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1959, Verda was 44 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1965, Verda was 50 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1985, when she was 70 years old, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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