Dorothy Chism (1910 - 1981)

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Dorothy Chism
1910 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Dorothy Chism was born on June 9, 1910. She died in May 1981 at age 70. We know that Dorothy Chism had been residing in Hughes, Saint Francis County, Arkansas 72348.


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Dorothy Chism died in May 1981 at 70 years of age. She was born on June 9, 1910. We have no information about Dorothy's family or relationships. We know that Dorothy Chism had been residing in Hughes, Saint Francis County, Arkansas 72348.
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1910 - 1981 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that Dorothy Chism was born, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1921, by the time she was just 11 years old, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1931, at the age of 21 years old, Dorothy was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1943, at the age of 33 years old, Dorothy was alive when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1981, in the year of Dorothy Chism's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Mar 20, 1897 - Oct 16, 1997
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Sep 19, 1895 - December 1965
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Dec 28, 1901 - March 1986
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Sep 29, 1935 - December 1970
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Dec 24, 1931 - Sep 6, 2008
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Nov 28, 1984 - Jan 20, 2007
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