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Bonnie Phillips (1896 - 1978)

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Bonnie Phillips
1896 - 1978
Born
May 28, 1896
Death
July 1978
Last Known Residence
Selma, Johnston County, North Carolina 27576
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Bonnie Phillips of Selma, Johnston County, North Carolina was born on May 28, 1896, and died at age 82 years old in July 1978.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 31857675

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Bonnie Phillips passed away at age 82 years old in July 1978. Bonnie Phillips of Selma, Johnston County, North Carolina was born on May 28, 1896.

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Bonnie Phillips lived 11 years longer than the average Phillips family member when she died at the age of 82.
The average age of a Phillips family member is 71.
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In 1896, in the year that Bonnie Phillips was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1925, she was 29 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1944, by the time she was 48 years old, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1953, at the age of 57 years old, Bonnie 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 1978, in the year of Bonnie Phillips's passing, 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.

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