Dorothy Propper (1894 - 1980)

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Dorothy Propper
1894 - 1980
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January 1, 1894
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September 1980
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Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33154
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Dorothy Propper was born on January 1, 1894. She died in September 1980 at 86 years old. We know that Dorothy Propper had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33154.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Dorothy Propper died in September 1980 at 86 years old. She was born on January 1, 1894. We are unaware of information about Dorothy's family or relationships. We know that Dorothy Propper had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33154.

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In 1894, in the year that Dorothy Propper was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1916, at the age of 22 years old, Dorothy was alive when the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1935, she was 41 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1972, Dorothy was 78 years old when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1980, in the year of Dorothy Propper's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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