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Dorothy J Forward (1927 - 1990)

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Dorothy J Forward
1927 - 1990
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October 28, 1927
Death
January 13, 1990
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Dorothy J Forward was born on October 28, 1927. She died on January 13, 1990 at 62 years old.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Dorothy J Forward passed away on January 13, 1990 at 62 years of age. She was born on October 28, 1927. We have no information about Dorothy's immediate family.
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1927 - 1990 World Events

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In 1927, in the year that Dorothy J Forward 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 1957, when she was 30 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1974, when she was 47 years old, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1988, when she was 61 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1990, in the year of Dorothy J Forward's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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