Dorothy Powell (1914 - 1987)

Dorothy Powell
1914 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Dorothy Powell was born on July 11, 1914. She died in October 1987 at age 73. We know that Dorothy Powell had been residing in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin 53713.

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Dorothy Powell passed away in October 1987 at 73 years of age. She was born on July 11, 1914. There is no information about Dorothy's surviving family. We know that Dorothy Powell had been residing in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin 53713.
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In 1914, in the year that Dorothy Powell was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1923, by the time she was merely 9 years old, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1969, by the time she was 55 years old, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1977, Dorothy was 63 years old when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1987, in the year of Dorothy Powell's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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around 1922 - Unknown
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Dec 29, 1911 - June 1982
1893 - 1977
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1931 - 1966
1916 - 1959
1895 - 1958
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1904 - 1905
1908 - Unknown
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Aug 11, 1927 - Mar 12, 2013
Nov 7, 1911 - Dec 21, 2006

Other Powells

Jun 3, 1894 - February 1984
Jun 10, 1911 - January 1985
Feb 11, 1908 - April 1977
May 28, 1885 - January 1971
Oct 11, 1920 - May 27, 2005
Jan 30, 1919 - Sep 8, 1988
Mar 30, 1994 - Nov 4, 2007
Sep 6, 1916 - May 27, 2005
Aug 30, 1921 - Jul 7, 1999
Jun 15, 1918 - Aug 14, 1997
Oct 16, 1920 - April 1981
Nov 18, 1902 - April 1974
Jun 30, 1929 - Apr 20, 1997
Sep 19, 1924 - November 1970
Aug 2, 1928 - Nov 28, 2004
Nov 17, 1924 - February 1980
Apr 1, 1926 - Jan 27, 2011
Dec 28, 1916 - Dec 31, 1999
Sep 6, 1911 - November 1985
Aug 15, 1918 - Oct 21, 2009

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Dec 6, 1881 - July 1965
Aug 2, 1908 - Feb 21, 1997
May 3, 1913 - March 1995
Apr 16, 1911 - Sep 14, 2001
Sep 28, 1883 - February 1979
Jul 28, 1916 - Feb 7, 2004
Jan 8, 1909 - March 1980
Apr 11, 1915 - Nov 29, 1991
Oct 21, 1908 - Jan 22, 1994
Nov 23, 1910 - February 1982
Feb 26, 1903 - February 1985
May 25, 1912 - Feb 21, 2002
Feb 24, 1897 - April 1981
Jul 29, 1917 - Dec 15, 2000
Feb 15, 1911 - Aug 16, 2005
Dec 29, 1917 - Jun 17, 1988
Jul 25, 1915 - Oct 10, 1990
Jun 14, 1918 - Jul 29, 1999
Mar 24, 1919 - May 20, 2010
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