Grace Drake (1907 - 1982)

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Grace Drake
1907 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Grace Drake was born on January 22, 1907. She died in June 1982 at 75 years old. We know that Grace Drake had been residing in Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California 91342.

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Grace Drake passed away in June 1982 at 75 years old. She was born on January 22, 1907. We have no information about Grace's family or relationships. We know that Grace Drake had been residing in Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California 91342.
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1907 - 1982 World Events

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In 1907, in the year that Grace Drake was born, the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1917, she was only 10 years old when in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1931, at the age of 24 years old, Grace was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1967, when she was 60 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1982, in the year of Grace Drake's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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Sep 4, 1888 - March 1968
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Aug 20, 1900 - October 1971
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Jan 7, 1904 - Sep 14, 1989
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Nov 15, 1910 - May 1974
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May 13, 1912 - Jul 24, 1968
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May 8, 1904 - June 1981
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