Edith Dickerson (1911 - 1983)

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Edith Dickerson
1911 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Edith Dickerson was born on August 24, 1911. She died in July 1983 at 71 years of age. We know that Edith Dickerson had been residing in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi 39601.


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Edith Dickerson died in July 1983 at 71 years old. She was born on August 24, 1911. We are unaware of information about Edith's family. We know that Edith Dickerson had been residing in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi 39601.
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In 1911, in the year that Edith Dickerson was born, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1926, by the time she was merely 15 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1938, by the time she was 27 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1955, she was 44 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1983, in the year of Edith Dickerson's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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Jun 1, 1947 - May 27, 2010
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D S Dickerson
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Bessie M Dickerson
Dec 3, 1910 - Aug 2, 2005
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Oct 5, 1933 - Oct 22, 2001
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Jan 6, 1913 - September 1959
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Jun 1, 1897 - February 1973
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Dec 22, 1888 - April 1984
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Willie Dickerson
Aug 12, 1911 - July 1982
San Francisco, California
William Dickerson
Sep 10, 1910 - May 1975
Albany, Oregon
Dewey Dickerson
Jan 18, 1918 - Jan 3, 1977
North Little Rock, AR
Walter J Dickerson
Jul 14, 1912 - Aug 13, 1970
College Station, AR
Connie J Dickerson
Jun 10, 1954 - Jun 22, 2006
Evening Shade, AR
John Dickerson
Oct 22, 1899 - August 1984
Clarksville, Arkansas
Christine Dickerson
Mar 21, 1955 - February 1985
Thomas Dickerson
Sep 17, 1897 - February 1974
Coal Hill, Arkansas
Olin Dickerson
Apr 2, 1904 - October 1985
Texarkana, Texas
Lloyd Dickerson
Mar 26, 1906 - April 1984
Sonora, Texas

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