Dorothy Jean Ferguson

(1903 - 1974)

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Dorothy Jean Ferguson
1903 - 1974
Born
1903
Death
1974
Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy, Australia
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Dorothy Jean Ferguson was born in 1903. She was born to Selby Charles Ferguson and Elsie Edith Hanel Ferguson. She died in 1974 in Fitzroy, Australia at 71 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Dorothy Jean Ferguson died in 1974 in Fitzroy, Australia at 71 years old. She was born in 1903. She was born to Selby Charles Ferguson and Elsie Edith Hanel Ferguson.

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In 1903, in the year that Dorothy Jean Ferguson was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1934, by the time she was 31 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1952, Dorothy was 49 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1967, by the time she was 64 years old, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1974, in the year of Dorothy Jean Ferguson's passing, 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.

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