Layda Mechoso (1900 - 1987)

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1900 - In the year that Layda Mechoso was born, the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

1915 - When this person was merely 15 years old, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

1949 - This person was 49 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

1962 - At the age of 62 years old, Layda was alive when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

1987 - In the year of Layda Mechoso'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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Layda Mechoso died in April 1987 at age 86. There is no listed cause of death for Layda. Layda was born on October 30, 1900. We have no information about Layda's surviving family. We know that Layda Mechoso had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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