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Ora Rhodes (1897 - 1972)

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Ora Rhodes
1897 - 1972
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June 5, 1897
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October 1972
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Philpot, Daviess County, Kentucky 42366
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Ora Rhodes was born on June 5, 1897. She died in October 1972 at age 75. We know that Ora Rhodes had been residing in Philpot, Daviess County, Kentucky 42366.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Ora Rhodes passed away in October 1972 at 75 years old. She was born on June 5, 1897. We have no information about Ora's family or relationships. We know that Ora Rhodes had been residing in Philpot, Daviess County, Kentucky 42366.
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1897 - 1972 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that Ora Rhodes was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1904, she was merely 7 years old when the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1945, Ora was 48 years old when on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

In 1961, at the age of 64 years old, Ora was alive when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

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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