Julia Shannon (1902 - 1987)

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Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi

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1902 - In the year that Julia Shannon was born, the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

1920 - She was 18 years old when the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

1945 - She was 43 years old when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1961 - At the age of 59 years old, Julia was alive when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

1987 - In the year of Julia Shannon'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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Julia Shannon died in March 1987 at age 84. No cause of death has been listed for Julia. She was born on December 1, 1902. We are unaware of information about Julia's immediate family. We know that Julia Shannon had been residing in Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi.

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