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Dorothy H Marshall (1927 - 2003)

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Dorothy H Marshall
1927 - 2003
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July 10, 1927
Death
November 20, 2003
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Rolling Meadows, Cook County, Illinois 60008
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Dorothy H Marshall was born on July 10, 1927. She died on November 20, 2003 at 76 years of age. We know that Dorothy H Marshall had been residing in Rolling Meadows, Cook County, Illinois 60008.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Dorothy H Marshall died on November 20, 2003 at 76 years of age. She was born on July 10, 1927. We are unaware of information about Dorothy's family or relationships. We know that Dorothy H Marshall had been residing in Rolling Meadows, Cook County, Illinois 60008.
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In 1927, in the year that Dorothy H Marshall was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1937, Dorothy was just 10 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1952, at the age of 25 years old, Dorothy was alive when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1967, when she was 40 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1987, she was 60 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.

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