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Odallia Wiley (1922 - 1979)

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Odallia Wiley
1922 - 1979
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August 31, 1922
Death
February 1979
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San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78221
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Odallia Wiley was born on August 31, 1922. Odallia died in February 1979 at 56 years of age. We know that Odallia Wiley had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78221.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Odallia Wiley died in February 1979 at 56 years old. Odallia was born on August 31, 1922. There is no information about Odallia's family. We know that Odallia Wiley had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78221.
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In 1922, in the year that Odallia Wiley was born, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1941, when this person was 19 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1951, at the age of 29 years old, Odallia was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1962, Odallia was 40 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1979, in the year of Odallia Wiley's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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