Virgie Howell

(1908 - 1979)

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Virgie Howell
1908 - 1979
Born
March 10, 1908
Death
February 1979
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Lumberton, Lamar County, Mississippi 39455
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Virgie Howell was born on March 10, 1908. She died in February 1979 at 70 years old. We know that Virgie Howell had been residing in Lumberton, Lamar County, Mississippi 39455.
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Virgie Howell died in February 1979 at age 70. She was born on March 10, 1908. There is no information about Virgie's family or relationships. We know that Virgie Howell had been residing in Lumberton, Lamar County, Mississippi 39455.

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In 1908, in the year that Virgie Howell was born, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1921, Virgie was merely 13 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1946, she was 38 years old 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 1961, she was 53 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1979, in the year of Virgie Howell's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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