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Dorothy B Wright (1918 - 1997)

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Dorothy B Wright
1918 - 1997
Born
September 30, 1918
Death
September 15, 1997
Last Known Residence
Plant City, Hillsborough County, Florida 33566
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Dorothy B Wright of Plant City, Hillsborough County, Florida was born on September 30, 1918, and died at age 78 years old on September 15, 1997.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 39246942

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September 30, 1918
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Dorothy Wright passed away at age 78 years old on September 15, 1997. Dorothy B Wright of Plant City, Hillsborough County, Florida was born on September 30, 1918.

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Dorothy B Wright lived 8 years longer than the average Wright family member when she died at the age of 78.
The average age of a Wright family member is 70.
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1918 - 1997 World Events

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In 1918, in the year that Dorothy B Wright was born, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1920, at the age of just 2 years old, Dorothy was alive when on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1947, at the age of 29 years old, Dorothy was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1987, Dorothy was 69 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1997, in the year of Dorothy B Wright's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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