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Josephine Rhodes (1888 - 1982)

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Josephine Rhodes
1888 - 1982
Born
November 30, 1888
Death
January 1982
Last Known Residence
Laguna Hills, Orange County, California 92653
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Josephine Rhodes of Laguna Hills, Orange County, California was born on November 30, 1888, and died at age 93 years old in January 1982.
Updated: November 11, 2011
Biography ID: 85524287

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Josephine Rhodes passed away at age 93 years old in January 1982. Josephine Rhodes of Laguna Hills, Orange County, California was born on November 30, 1888.

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Josephine Rhodes lived 22 years longer than the average Rhodes family member when she died at the age of 93.
The average age of a Rhodes family member is 71.
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1888 - 1982 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that Josephine Rhodes was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1890, at the age of only 2 years old, Josephine was alive when on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1947, Josephine was 59 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1951, when she was 63 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1982, in the year of Josephine Rhodes'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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