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Dora Heard (1910 - 1979)

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Dora Heard
1910 - 1979
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December 5, 1910
Death
January 1979
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Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas 77656
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Dora Heard was born on December 5, 1910. She died in January 1979 at 68 years old. We know that Dora Heard had been residing in Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas 77656.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Dora Heard passed away in January 1979 at 68 years old. She was born on December 5, 1910. There is no information about Dora's immediate family. We know that Dora Heard had been residing in Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas 77656.
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In 1910, in the year that Dora Heard was born, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1949, when she was 39 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1957, she was 47 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1967, Dora was 57 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1979, in the year of Dora Heard's passing, 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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