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Frances Russell Pitchford (1919 - 2010)

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Frances Russell Pitchford
1919 - 2010
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July 1, 1919
Death
April 3, 2010
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Plainsboro, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08536
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Frances Russell Pitchford was born on July 1, 1919. She died on April 3, 2010 at 90 years old. We know that Frances Russell Pitchford had been residing in Plainsboro, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08536.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Frances Russell Pitchford died on April 3, 2010 at age 90. She was born on July 1, 1919. We have no information about Frances' family or relationships. We know that Frances Russell Pitchford had been residing in Plainsboro, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08536.
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In 1919, in the year that Frances Russell Pitchford was born, in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1932, Frances was merely 13 years old when 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 1954, she was 35 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1963, Frances was 44 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 1988, when she was 69 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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