Doris J Dukes (1911 - 2010)

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Doris J Dukes
1911 - 2010
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December 8, 1911
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October 22, 2010
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Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland 21863
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Doris J Dukes was born on December 8, 1911. She died on October 22, 2010 at 98 years of age. We know that Doris J Dukes had been residing in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland 21863.
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Doris J Dukes passed away on October 22, 2010 at 98 years old. She was born on December 8, 1911. We have no information about Doris's family. We know that Doris J Dukes had been residing in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland 21863.

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In 1911, in the year that Doris J Dukes was born, the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1939, she was 28 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1956, by the time she was 45 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1970, at the age of 59 years old, Doris was alive when on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

In 1994, at the age of 83 years old, Doris was alive when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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