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Bessie C Vick (1908 - 1995)

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Bessie C Vick
1908 - 1995
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October 29, 1908
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January 12, 1995
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Richardson, Dallas County, Texas 75080
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Bessie C Vick was born on October 29, 1908. She died on January 12, 1995 at 86 years old. We know that Bessie C Vick had been residing in Richardson, Dallas County, Texas 75080.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Bessie C Vick passed away on January 12, 1995 at age 86. She was born on October 29, 1908. There is no information about Bessie's family. We know that Bessie C Vick had been residing in Richardson, Dallas County, Texas 75080.
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In 1908, in the year that Bessie C Vick was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1956, when she was 48 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1968, by the time she was 60 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1978, she was 70 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1995, in the year of Bessie C Vick's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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