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Dorothy Broadus (1912 - 1982)

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Dorothy Broadus
1912 - 1982
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July 27, 1912
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October 1982
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Homestead, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15120
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Dorothy Broadus was born on July 27, 1912. She died in October 1982 at 70 years old. We know that Dorothy Broadus had been residing in Homestead, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15120.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Dorothy Broadus passed away in October 1982 at 70 years old. She was born on July 27, 1912. We are unaware of information about Dorothy's immediate family. We know that Dorothy Broadus had been residing in Homestead, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15120.
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In 1912, in the year that Dorothy Broadus was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1949, when she was 37 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1951, when she was 39 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1964, she was 52 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1982, in the year of Dorothy Broadus's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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