Dorothea Eleanor Schiesser (1925 - 2007)

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Redfield, Spink County, South Dakota

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1925 - In the year that Dorothea Eleanor Schiesser was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1959 - Dorothea was 34 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1986 - She was 61 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

1987 - At the age of 62 years old, Dorothea was alive when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

1995 - By the time she was 70 years old, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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Dorothea Eleanor Schiesser passed away on October 31, 2007 at 81 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on November 6, 1925. There is no information about Dorothea's immediate family. We know that Dorothea Eleanor Schiesser had been residing in Redfield, Spink County, South Dakota.

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