Alex Hodges (1891 - 1967)

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Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi

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1891 - In the year that Alex Hodges was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

1904 - By the time he was only 13 years old, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

1950 - At the age of 59 years old, Alex was alive when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

1964 - At the age of 73 years old, Alex was alive when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

1967 - In the year of Alex Hodges's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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Alex Hodges passed away in December 1967 at 75 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Alex. He was born on December 25, 1891. We have no information about Alex's immediate family. We know that Alex Hodges had been residing in Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi.

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