Ora Rhodes (1897 - 1975)

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Ora Rhodes
1897 - 1975
July 3, 1897
November 1975
Last Known Residence
Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg City County, Virginia 22801
Ora Rhodes of Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg City County, Virginia was born on July 3, 1897, and died at age 78 years old in November 1975.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 28578312

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Ora Rhodes passed away at age 78 years old in November 1975. Ora Rhodes of Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg City County, Virginia was born on July 3, 1897.

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Ora Rhodes lived 7 years longer than the average Rhodes family member when she died at the age of 78.
The average age of a Rhodes family member is 71.

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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 1919, by the time she was 22 years old, the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1947, by the time she was 50 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1967, Ora was 70 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1975, in the year of Ora Rhodes's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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