Bonnie M Rhodes (1922 - 2005)

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Bonnie M Rhodes
1922 - 2005
March 4, 1922
March 2, 2005
Last Known Residence
Westminster, Orange County, California 92683
Bonnie M Rhodes of Westminster, Orange County, California was born on March 4, 1922, and died at age 82 years old on March 2, 2005.
Updated: November 11, 2011
Biography ID: 85369531

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Westminster, Orange County, California 92683
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Bonnie Rhodes passed away at age 82 years old on March 2, 2005. Bonnie M Rhodes of Westminster, Orange County, California was born on March 4, 1922.

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Bonnie M Rhodes lived 11 years longer than the average Rhodes family member when she died at the age of 82.
The average age of a Rhodes family member is 71.

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In 1922, in the year that Bonnie M Rhodes was born, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1957, when she was 35 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1979, she was 57 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1988, when she was 66 years old, 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.

In 1996, when she was 74 years old, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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