Anna Davis (1914 - 1979)

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Anna Davis
1914 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Anna Davis was born on October 21, 1914. She died in August 1979 at age 64.

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In 1914, in the year that Anna Davis was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1925, she was just 11 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1934, by the time she was 20 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1950, Anna was 36 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1979, in the year of Anna Davis's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Frank Davis
Jun 5, 1911 - May 1977
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Timothy Davis
Feb 17, 1908 - July 1985
Petersburg, Virginia
George Davis
Jul 17, 1912 - March 1971
Petersburg, Virginia
Joseph Davis
Sep 23, 1906 - August 1966
Webster, Massachusetts
Robert Davis
Mar 10, 1907 - May 1966
Marie R Davis
Aug 13, 1914 - Jun 16, 1992
Petersburg, VA
Hazel Davis
Dec 17, 1904 - October 1986
Hopewell, Virginia
Esther Davis
Jun 1, 1913 - August 1977
Petersburg, Virginia
Jesse Davis
Jul 26, 1904 - May 1975
Colonial Heights, Virginia
Linwood Davis
Oct 27, 1910 - November 1965
Charlie B Davis
Jan 8, 1893 - Jun 1, 1968
Petersburg, VA
George Davis
Sep 23, 1899 - March 1967
Petersburg, Virginia
Steve A Davis
May 14, 1962 - Apr 28, 2008
Petersburg, VA
Warren H Davis
Jun 3, 1921 - Jan 18, 2008
Blacksburg, VA
Timothy L Davis
Oct 24, 1966 - Jul 13, 1996
Norfolk, VA
Lucille Davis
May 18, 1901 - November 1969
Danville, Virginia
Elsie Davis
Dec 21, 1911 - January 1987
Danville, Virginia
Gertrude P Davis
May 21, 1915 - Mar 4, 1990
Danville, VA
Curtis Davis
Oct 6, 1912 - December 1983
Danville, Virginia
Kate Davis
Mar 3, 1892 - December 1979
Danville, Virginia

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