Burniece M Lewis (1903 - 1995)

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Burniece M Lewis
1903 - 1995
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November 3, 1903
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September 9, 1995
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510
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Burniece M Lewis was born on November 3, 1903. Burniece died on September 9, 1995 at 91 years of age. We know that Burniece M Lewis had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.
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Burniece M Lewis died on September 9, 1995 at 91 years of age. Burniece was born on November 3, 1903. We have no information about Burniece's surviving family. We know that Burniece M Lewis had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.

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In 1903, in the year that Burniece M Lewis was born, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1927, Burniece was 24 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1941, at the age of 38 years old, Burniece was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1979, Burniece was 76 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 1995, in the year of Burniece M Lewis'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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