Verda Mcgonnell (1903 - 1970)

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Verda Mcgonnell
1903 - 1970
October 13, 1903
March 1970
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Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 17103
Verda Mcgonnell was born on October 13, 1903. She died in March 1970 at 66 years of age. We know that Verda Mcgonnell had been residing in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 17103.
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Verda Mcgonnell passed away in March 1970 at age 66. She was born on October 13, 1903. We have no information about Verda's family. We know that Verda Mcgonnell had been residing in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 17103.

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In 1903, in the year that Verda Mcgonnell was born, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1931, at the age of 28 years old, Verda was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1945, at the age of 42 years old, Verda was alive when on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

In 1953, she was 50 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1970, in the year of Verda Mcgonnell's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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