Dorothy Ferguson

(1913 - 1997)

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Dorothy Ferguson
1913 - 1997
Born
October 29, 1913
Death
October 2, 1997
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Dorothy Ferguson was born on October 29, 1913. She died on October 2, 1997 at age 83.
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Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section W Site 3177 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, in San Antonio, Texas 78209
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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: Y2
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii
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Dorothy Ferguson died on October 2, 1997 at age 83. She was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section W Site 3177, San Antonio, Texas. She was born on October 29, 1913. There is no information about Dorothy's family or relationships.

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In 1913, in the year that Dorothy Ferguson was born, Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1925, when she was just 12 years old, 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.

In 1949, at the age of 36 years old, Dorothy was alive when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1981, when she was 68 years old, 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".

In 1997, in the year of Dorothy Ferguson'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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