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Ora Rhodes (1890 - 1972)

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Ora Rhodes
1890 - 1972
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July 19, 1890
Death
January 1972
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Kenna, Jackson County, West Virginia 25248
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Ora Rhodes was born on July 19, 1890. She died in January 1972 at 81 years old. We know that Ora Rhodes had been residing in Kenna, Jackson County, West Virginia 25248.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Ora Rhodes passed away in January 1972 at age 81. She was born on July 19, 1890. We have no information about Ora's family. We know that Ora Rhodes had been residing in Kenna, Jackson County, West Virginia 25248.
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In 1890, in the year that Ora Rhodes was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1908, she was 18 years old when President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1922, she was 32 years old when the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1942, Ora was 52 years old when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1972, in the year of Ora Rhodes's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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