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Milbie Wilson (1897 - 1977)

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Milbie Wilson
1897 - 1977
Born
August 1, 1897
Death
November 1977
Last Known Residence
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75223
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Milbie Wilson of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas was born on August 1, 1897, and died at age 80 years old in November 1977.
Updated: November 8, 2011
Biography ID: 68357319

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Milbie Wilson passed away at age 80 years old in November 1977. Milbie Wilson of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas was born on August 1, 1897.

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Milbie Wilson lived 10 years longer than the average Wilson family member when they died at the age of 80.
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1897 - 1977 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that Milbie Wilson was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1912, at the age of only 15 years old, Milbie was alive when the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1923, Milbie was 26 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1959, by the time this person was 62 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1977, in the year of Milbie Wilson's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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