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Bonnie L Wishon (1924 - 2010)

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Bonnie L Wishon
1924 - 2010
Born
February 2, 1924
Death
May 15, 2010
Last Known Residence
Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia 30540
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Bonnie L Wishon of Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia was born on February 2, 1924, and died at age 86 years old on May 15, 2010.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 41104527

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Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia 30540
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Bonnie Wishon passed away at age 86 years old on May 15, 2010. Bonnie L Wishon of Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia was born on February 2, 1924.

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Bonnie L Wishon lived 15 years longer than the average Wishon family member when she died at the age of 86.
The average age of a Wishon family member is 71.
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In 1924, in the year that Bonnie L Wishon was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1932, by the time she was merely 8 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1946, at the age of 22 years old, Bonnie was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1951, at the age of 27 years old, Bonnie was alive when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1988, Bonnie was 64 years old when 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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