Doras Eaton (1886 - 1974)

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Doras Eaton
1886 - 1974
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March 31, 1886
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January 1974
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Olympia, Thurston County, Washington 98507
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Doras Eaton was born on March 31, 1886. Doras died in January 1974 at 87 years of age. We know that Doras Eaton had been residing in Olympia, Thurston County, Washington 98507.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Doras Eaton passed away in January 1974 at 87 years of age. Doras was born on March 31, 1886. We have no information about Doras's family. We know that Doras Eaton had been residing in Olympia, Thurston County, Washington 98507.

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In 1886, in the year that Doras Eaton was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1915, this person was 29 years old when Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1920, at the age of 34 years old, Doras was alive when the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1962, by the time this person was 76 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1974, in the year of Doras Eaton's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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