Morris Morgan (1882 - 1968)

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Spokane, Spokane County, Washington

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1882 - In the year that Morris Morgan was born, on August 3rd, President Chester Arthur signed the 1882 Immigration Act. "Criminals, the insane, or any person unable to take care of him or herself" were not allowed in the U.S. according to the Act. It also imposed a "head tax" on non-citizens entering the U.S.

1883 - By the time he was just 1 year old, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

1907 - When he was 25 years old, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

1957 - When he was 75 years old, 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.

1968 - In the year of Morris Morgan's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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Morris Morgan passed away in June 1968 at age 85. There is no listed cause of death for Morris. He was born on November 17, 1882. There is no information about Morris's family or relationships. We know that Morris Morgan had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

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