David Griffis (1919 - 2006)

David Griffis
1919 - 2006
updated February 06, 2019
David Griffis was born on November 4, 1919. He died on October 11, 2006 at 86 years old. We know that David Griffis had been residing in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas 76308.
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David Griffis passed away on October 11, 2006 at age 86. He was born on November 4, 1919. We are unaware of information about David's family or relationships. We know that David Griffis had been residing in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas 76308.
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In 1919, in the year that David Griffis was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1930, at the age of only 11 years old, David was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1947, when he was 28 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1967, he was 48 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1979, by the time he was 60 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Dec 29, 1922 - Jan 14, 2000
Jan 16, 1948 - Jan 15, 2003
May 8, 1956 - Mar 29, 2008
Jun 19, 1899 - October 1973
Dec 15, 1923 - Apr 7, 2003
Nov 1, 1927 - Aug 15, 1989
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Mar 27, 1912 - Dec 23, 2000
Jul 3, 1935 - Feb 6, 1992
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