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Florida Blackwood (1895 - 1979)

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Florida Blackwood
1895 - 1979
Born
September 16, 1895
Death
May 1979
Last Known Residence
Buena Park, Orange County, California 90620
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Florida Blackwood of Buena Park, Orange County, California was born on September 16, 1895, and died at age 83 years old in May 1979.
Updated: November 11, 2011
Biography ID: 85523678

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Buena Park, Orange County, California 90620
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September 16, 1895
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Florida Blackwood passed away at age 83 years old in May 1979. Florida Blackwood of Buena Park, Orange County, California was born on September 16, 1895.

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Florida Blackwood lived 12 years longer than the average Blackwood family member when she died at the age of 83.
The average age of a Blackwood family member is 71.
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1895 - 1979 World Events

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In 1895, in the year that Florida Blackwood was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1942, at the age of 47 years old, Florida was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1956, Florida was 61 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1963, she was 68 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1979, in the year of Florida Blackwood's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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