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Elise Stokes (1894 - 1983)

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Elise Stokes
1894 - 1983
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May 2, 1894
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May 1983
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Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30305
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Elise Stokes was born on May 2, 1894. She died in May 1983 at 88 years of age. We know that Elise Stokes had been residing in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30305.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Elise Stokes passed away in May 1983 at 88 years of age. She was born on May 2, 1894. There is no information about Elise's family. We know that Elise Stokes had been residing in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30305.
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In 1894, in the year that Elise Stokes was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1932, when she was 38 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1960, by the time she was 66 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1972, when she was 78 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1983, in the year of Elise Stokes'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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