Melba Sharpton (1908 - 1987)

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Melba Sharpton
1908 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Melba Sharpton was born on September 12, 1908. She died in May 1987 at 78 years of age. We know that Melba Sharpton had been residing in Hazelwood, Saint Louis County, Missouri 63042.

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Melba Sharpton passed away in May 1987 at 78 years old. She was born on September 12, 1908. We are unaware of information about Melba's immediate family. We know that Melba Sharpton had been residing in Hazelwood, Saint Louis County, Missouri 63042.
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In 1908, in the year that Melba Sharpton was born, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1924, at the age of 16 years old, Melba was alive when on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1931, Melba was 23 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1943, at the age of 35 years old, Melba was alive when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1987, in the year of Melba Sharpton's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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John Sharpton
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Donald A Sharpton
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Edith M Sharpton
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William H Sharpton
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Lucille G Sharpton
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Minerva Sharpton
Mar 30, 1901 - December 1976
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Ben Sharpton
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Verna Joy Sharpton
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Lenore M Sharpton
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Tencie Sharpton
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Brooklyn, NY
Coley Sharpton
Apr 4, 1916 - Mar 8, 2003
Melbourne, FL
Ray R Sharpton
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Lelias Sharpton
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Tampa, Florida
William E. Sharpton
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