Bessie Sisson

(1907 - 1985)

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Bessie Sisson
1907 - 1985
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September 24, 1907
Death
July 1985
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Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38134
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Bessie Sisson was born on September 24, 1907. She died in July 1985 at 77 years old. We know that Bessie Sisson had been residing in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38134.
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Bessie Sisson passed away in July 1985 at 77 years old. She was born on September 24, 1907. We have no information about Bessie's family or relationships. We know that Bessie Sisson had been residing in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38134.

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In 1907, in the year that Bessie Sisson was born, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1935, Bessie was 28 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1958, Bessie was 51 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1974, by the time she was 67 years old, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1985, in the year of Bessie Sisson's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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