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Dorothy Hoyt (1906 - 1979)

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Dorothy Hoyt
1906 - 1979
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November 21, 1906
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February 1979
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Columbus Grove, Putnam County, Ohio 45830
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Dorothy Hoyt was born on November 21, 1906. She died in February 1979 at age 72. We know that Dorothy Hoyt had been residing in Columbus Grove, Putnam County, Ohio 45830.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Dorothy Hoyt passed away in February 1979 at 72 years of age. She was born on November 21, 1906. There is no information about Dorothy's family or relationships. We know that Dorothy Hoyt had been residing in Columbus Grove, Putnam County, Ohio 45830.
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In 1906, in the year that Dorothy Hoyt was born, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1925, at the age of 19 years old, Dorothy was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1930, Dorothy was 24 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1946, she was 40 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1979, in the year of Dorothy Hoyt's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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