Barbara Risley (1924 - 1987)

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Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon

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1924 - In the year that Barbara Risley was born, 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.

1949 - By the time she was 25 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

1977 - Barbara was 53 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

1978 - She was 54 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

1987 - In the year of Barbara Risley's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Barbara Risley passed away in August 1987 at 63 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on March 14, 1924. We have no information about Barbara's immediate family. We know that Barbara Risley had been residing in Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon.

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