Opal Sheldon (1902 - 1971)

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Opal Sheldon
1902 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
Opal Sheldon was born on July 11, 1902. She died in August 1971 at 69 years of age. We know that Opal Sheldon had been residing in Riverside, Riverside County, California 92503.


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Opal Sheldon passed away in August 1971 at 69 years old. She was born on July 11, 1902. There is no information about Opal's family or relationships. We know that Opal Sheldon had been residing in Riverside, Riverside County, California 92503.
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1902 - 1971 World Events

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In 1902, in the year that Opal Sheldon was born, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1912, by the time she was only 10 years old, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1935, when she was 33 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1950, when she was 48 years old, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1971, in the year of Opal Sheldon's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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