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Georgia Gwendolyn (Renfro) Arthur (born 1949)

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Georgia Gwendolyn (Renfro) Arthur
1949 - living
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January 4, 1949
Lubbock, TX
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Georgia Gwendolyn (Renfro) Arthur was born on January 4, 1949 at Lubbock, TX. Her maiden name is Renfro and she married into the Arthur family. She is the child of Melvin Thomas Renfro and Mildred Cornei Heffington, with siblings Nona, Joy, and Melvin. According to her family tree, Georgia was mother to 4 children. She married Weldon Laverne Thornton, and they had children Adam Leslie Renfro, Michael Royce Thornton, Barry Weldon Thornton, and Austin Elias Thornton. She also married James Randall Jones. She married Charles Edward Arthur Jr..
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Updated: September 17, 2021
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1949 World Events

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In 1949, in the year that Georgia Gwendolyn (Renfro) Arthur was born, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1958, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1960, 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 1983, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1991, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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