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Carolyn Howard (1896 - 1965)

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Carolyn Howard
1896 - 1965
Born
July 22, 1896
Death
September 1965
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Carolyn Howard was born on July 22, 1896. She died in September 1965 at age 69. We know that Carolyn Howard had been residing in Florida .
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Carolyn Howard passed away in September 1965 at 69 years old. She was born on July 22, 1896. We have no information about Carolyn's surviving family. We know that Carolyn Howard had been residing in Florida .
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In 1896, in the year that Carolyn Howard 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 1900, she was only 4 years old when Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1936, at the age of 40 years old, Carolyn was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1952, by the time she was 56 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1965, in the year of Carolyn Howard's passing, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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