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Dorothea Anne Rose (1924 - 2008)

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Dorothea Anne Rose
1924 - 2008
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August 30, 1924
Death
February 1, 2008
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Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey 08226
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Dorothea Anne Rose was born on August 30, 1924. She died on February 1, 2008 at 83 years old. We know that Dorothea Anne Rose had been residing in Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey 08226.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Dorothea Anne Rose died on February 1, 2008 at 83 years of age. She was born on August 30, 1924. There is no information about Dorothea's surviving family. We know that Dorothea Anne Rose had been residing in Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey 08226.
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In 1924, in the year that Dorothea Anne Rose was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1934, she was only 10 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1948, by the time she was 24 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1978, Dorothea was 54 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1986, at the age of 62 years old, Dorothea was alive when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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