Hazel E Shimo (1917 - 1995)

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Hazel E Shimo
1917 - 1995
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October 6, 1917
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October 11, 1995
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Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida 32926
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Hazel E Shimo was born on October 6, 1917. She died on October 11, 1995 at 78 years old. We know that Hazel E Shimo had been residing in Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida 32926.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Hazel E Shimo passed away on October 11, 1995 at age 78. She was born on October 6, 1917. We have no information about Hazel's family or relationships. We know that Hazel E Shimo had been residing in Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida 32926.

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In 1917, in the year that Hazel E Shimo was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1941, Hazel was 24 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1958, at the age of 41 years old, Hazel was alive when 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 1976, Hazel was 59 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1995, in the year of Hazel E Shimo's passing, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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