Fannie L Simmons (1921 - 2005)

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Fannie L Simmons
1921 - 2005
March 12, 1921
October 20, 2005
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Clarkesville, Habersham County, Georgia 30523
Fannie L Simmons was born on March 12, 1921. She died on October 20, 2005 at age 84. We know that Fannie L Simmons had been residing in Clarkesville, Habersham County, Georgia 30523.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Fannie L Simmons passed away on October 20, 2005 at 84 years old. She was born on March 12, 1921. We have no information about Fannie's family. We know that Fannie L Simmons had been residing in Clarkesville, Habersham County, Georgia 30523.

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In 1921, in the year that Fannie L Simmons was born, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1946, she was 25 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1961, she was 40 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1973, at the age of 52 years old, Fannie was alive when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1992, when she was 71 years old, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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