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Dorothy M Hicks (1924 - 1987)

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Dorothy M Hicks
1924 - 1987
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April 26, 1924
Death
March 6, 1987
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Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21218
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Dorothy M Hicks was born on April 26, 1924. She died on March 6, 1987 at 62 years old. We know that Dorothy M Hicks had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21218.
Updated: June 21, 2016
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Dorothy M Hicks passed away on March 6, 1987 at 62 years old. She was buried in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery Section A-2 Row 9 Site 4, Owings Mills, Maryland . She was born on April 26, 1924. There is no information about Dorothy's family or relationships. We know that Dorothy M Hicks had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21218.
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1924 - 1987 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that Dorothy M Hicks was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1946, she was 22 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1963, by the time she was 39 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1975, Dorothy was 51 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1987, in the year of Dorothy M Hicks's passing, 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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