Lucius Ross (1899 - 1980)

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Lucius Ross
1899 - 1980
April 10, 1899
November 1980
Last Known Residence
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31405
Lucius Ross was born on April 10, 1899. He died in November 1980 at age 81. We know that Lucius Ross had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31405.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Lucius Ross died in November 1980 at 81 years old. He was born on April 10, 1899. We have no information about Lucius' surviving family. We know that Lucius Ross had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31405.

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In 1899, in the year that Lucius Ross 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.

In 1914, Lucius was only 15 years old when in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1953, he was 54 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1965, he was 66 years old when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1980, in the year of Lucius Ross's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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