Gladys Burkes (1941 - 1987)

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Madison, Madison County, Mississippi

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1941 - In the year that Gladys Burkes was born, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1972 - At the age of 31 years old, Gladys was alive when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

1973 - When she was 32 years old, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

1981 - Gladys was 40 years old when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

1987 - In the year of Gladys Burkes's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Gladys Burkes died in June 1987 at 45 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Gladys. She was born on December 31, 1941. We are unaware of information about Gladys's immediate family. We know that Gladys Burkes had been residing in Madison, Madison County, Mississippi.

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