Virginia Grace Gill (1941 - 2009)

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Virginia Grace Gill
1941 - 2009
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February 7, 1941
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July 9, 2009
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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98404
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Virginia Grace Gill was born on February 7, 1941. She died on July 9, 2009 at 68 years old. We know that Virginia Grace Gill had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98404.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Virginia Grace Gill passed away on July 9, 2009 at age 68. She was born on February 7, 1941. There is no information about Virginia's surviving family. We know that Virginia Grace Gill had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98404.

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In 1941, in the year that Virginia Grace Gill was born, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1952, she was just 11 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1960, by the time she was 19 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1977, she was 36 years old when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1991, at the age of 50 years old, Virginia was alive when on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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