Dorothy M Batten (1916 - 1995)

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Dorothy M Batten
1916 - 1995
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August 18, 1916
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December 25, 1995
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Port Matilda, Centre County, Pennsylvania 16870
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Dorothy M Batten was born on August 18, 1916. She died on December 25, 1995 at 79 years of age. We know that Dorothy M Batten had been residing in Port Matilda, Centre County, Pennsylvania 16870.
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Dorothy M Batten died on December 25, 1995 at 79 years old. She was born on August 18, 1916. There is no information about Dorothy's family or relationships. We know that Dorothy M Batten had been residing in Port Matilda, Centre County, Pennsylvania 16870.

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In 1916, in the year that Dorothy M Batten was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1935, at the age of 19 years old, Dorothy was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1956, Dorothy was 40 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1970, at the age of 54 years old, Dorothy was alive when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1995, in the year of Dorothy M Batten's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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