Linnie Busby (1892 - 1987)

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Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

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1892 - In the year that Linnie Busby was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

1909 - Linnie was 17 years old when William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

1919 - Linnie was 27 years old when the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

1933 - When she was 41 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

1987 - In the year of Linnie Busby'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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Linnie Busby passed away in May 1987 at 94 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Linnie. She was born on December 13, 1892. There is no information about Linnie's immediate family. We know that Linnie Busby had been residing in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

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