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Doris D Melvin (1916 - 1992)

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Doris D Melvin
1916 - 1992
Born
August 4, 1916
Death
September 13, 1992
Last Known Residence
Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois 62311
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Doris D Melvin of Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois was born on August 4, 1916, and died at age 76 years old on September 13, 1992.
Updated: November 2, 2011
Biography ID: 49787264

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Doris Melvin passed away at age 76 years old on September 13, 1992. Doris D Melvin of Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois was born on August 4, 1916.

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Doris D Melvin lived 5 years longer than the average Melvin family member when she died at the age of 76.
The average age of a Melvin family member is 71.
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In 1916, in the year that Doris D Melvin was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1951, she was 35 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1960, by the time she was 44 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1977, by the time she was 61 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1992, in the year of Doris D Melvin's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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