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Lessie Taylor (1921 - 2010)

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Lessie Taylor
1921 - 2010
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September 7, 1921
Death
January 14, 2010
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Houston, Harris County, Texas 77074
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Lessie Taylor was born on September 7, 1921. She died on January 14, 2010 at age 88. We know that Lessie Taylor had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77074.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Lessie Taylor died on January 14, 2010 at 88 years old. She was born on September 7, 1921. There is no information about Lessie's surviving family. We know that Lessie Taylor had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77074.
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In 1921, in the year that Lessie Taylor was born, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1937, at the age of 16 years old, Lessie was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1957, Lessie was 36 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1983, at the age of 62 years old, Lessie was alive when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

In 1997, by the time she was 76 years old, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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