Bessie C Leggett

(1902 - 1988)

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Bessie C Leggett
1902 - 1988
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June 21, 1902
Death
October 1, 1988
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Bassfield, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi 39421
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Bessie C Leggett was born on June 21, 1902. She died on October 1, 1988 at 86 years of age. We know that Bessie C Leggett had been residing in Bassfield, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi 39421.
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Bessie C Leggett passed away on October 1, 1988 at 86 years of age. She was born on June 21, 1902. There is no information about Bessie's family or relationships. We know that Bessie C Leggett had been residing in Bassfield, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi 39421.

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In 1902, in the year that Bessie C Leggett was born, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1915, she was merely 13 years old when in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1923, at the age of 21 years old, Bessie was alive when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1953, at the age of 51 years old, Bessie was alive when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1988, in the year of Bessie C Leggett's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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