Grace M Desmond (1917 - 2001)

Grace M Desmond
1917 - 2001
updated February 06, 2019
Grace M Desmond was born on September 16, 1917. She died on August 15, 2001 at age 83. We know that Grace M Desmond had been residing in Bartlett, Du Page County, Illinois 60103.
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Grace M Desmond passed away on August 15, 2001 at age 83. She was born on September 16, 1917. We are unaware of information about Grace's family. We know that Grace M Desmond had been residing in Bartlett, Du Page County, Illinois 60103.
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In 1917, in the year that Grace M Desmond was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1925, when she was merely 8 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1942, at the age of 25 years old, Grace was alive when due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1964, at the age of 47 years old, Grace was alive when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1994, at the age of 77 years old, Grace was alive when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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