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Erma D Rodgers (1911 - 1995)

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Erma D Rodgers
1911 - 1995
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May 22, 1911
Death
September 1995
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Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California 95448
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Erma D Rodgers was born on May 22, 1911. She died in September 1995 at 84 years of age. We know that Erma D Rodgers had been residing in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California 95448.
Updated: November 10, 2011
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Erma D Rodgers passed away in September 1995 at 84 years old. She was born on May 22, 1911. We are unaware of information about Erma's family. We know that Erma D Rodgers had been residing in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California 95448.
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In 1911, in the year that Erma D Rodgers was born, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1939, she was 28 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1949, Erma was 38 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1960, at the age of 49 years old, Erma was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1995, in the year of Erma D Rodgers's passing, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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