Curtis Norris (1916 - 1972)

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Curtis Norris
1916 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Curtis Norris was born on August 16, 1916. He died in June 1972 at age 55.

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Curtis Norris passed away in June 1972 at 55 years old. He was born on August 16, 1916. We are unaware of information about Curtis's family.
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In 1916, in the year that Curtis Norris was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1921, Curtis was merely 5 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1943, when he was 27 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1969, he was 53 years old when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1972, in the year of Curtis Norris's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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Curtis B Norris
Born: around 1927
New York, United States
Curtis D Norris
Born: around 1920
Iowa, United States
Curtis J Norris
Born: around 1913
Georgia, United States
Curtis Norris
Born: around 1924
Mississippi, United States
Curtis J Norris
Born: around 1911
Alabama, United States
Curtis F Norris
Born: around 1905
North Carolina, United States
Curtis Norris
Born: around 1919
South Carolina, United States
Curtis H Norris
Born: around 1909
Tennessee, United States
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Dec 31, 1969 - Aug 30, 1953
Curtis D. Norris
Born: around 1951
TX
Curtis S. Norris
Born: around 1956
TX
Curtis L. Norris
Born: around 1957
TX
Curtis W. Norris
Born: around 1952
TX
Curtis L. Norris
Born: around 1956
TX
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Jul 29, 1901 - April 1982
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Oct 28, 1900 - Jul 27, 1997
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Nov 26, 1924 - Sep 20, 2010
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Elizabeth Norris
Jul 8, 1902 - August 1966
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Emily Norris
Dec 18, 1913 - December 1983
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John E Norris
Feb 18, 1925 - Oct 11, 2007
Bethpage, NY
Norma P Norris
Jul 20, 1922 - Sep 8, 2002
Collins, NY
Mary Norris
Mar 1, 1909 - Feb 22, 1989
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Norbert A Norris
May 5, 1938 - May 20, 2010
Buffalo, NY
Linda Norris
Apr 20, 1886 - December 1963
Florida
Edna J Norris
Sep 14, 1898 - May 1, 1995
Phoenix, AZ
Diane Lynn Norris
Aug 5, 1951 - Oct 15, 2010
Garland, TX
Margaret Norris
Oct 30, 1911 - February 1980
Elmira, NY
Ethel Norris
May 3, 1896 - January 1971
Ernest Norris
Jun 4, 1897 - June 1963
Oregon
Angeline Norris
Feb 14, 1892 - June 1977
Ballston Spa, NY
Clara L Norris
Aug 17, 1911 - March 1994
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Royal Norris
Dec 24, 1921 - September 1982
Josephine Norris
Oct 29, 1884 - March 1965
New Jersey
Charline L Norris
Apr 30, 1929 - May 14, 2006
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