Winifred Colquho Doig (1893 - 1962)

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Winifred Colquho Doig
1893 - 1962
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1893
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1962
Sandhurst, Australia
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Sandhurst, Australia
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Winifred Colquho Doig was born in 1893. She is the child of Barbour Willia Doig and Mary Colquhoun Doig. She died in 1962 in Sandhurst, Australia at 69 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Winifred Colquho Doig passed away in 1962 in Sandhurst, Australia at age 69. She was born in 1893. She is the child of Barbour Willia Doig and Mary Colquhoun Doig.

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In 1893, in the year that Winifred Colquho Doig was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1918, when she was 25 years old, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1924, Winifred was 31 years old when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1955, when she was 62 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1962, in the year of Winifred Colquho Doig's passing, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

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