Lena Gipson (1899 - 1987)

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Lumberton, Lamar County, Mississippi

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1899 - In the year that Lena Gipson was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

1951 - Lena was 52 years old when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

1984 - When she was 85 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

1985 - At the age of 86 years old, Lena was alive when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

1987 - In the year of Lena Gipson'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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Lena Gipson passed away in November 1987 at age 88. No cause of death has been entered for Lena. She was born on January 19, 1899. We are unaware of information about Lena's surviving family. We know that Lena Gipson had been residing in Lumberton, Lamar County, Mississippi.

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