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Ora Rhodes (1923 - 1985)

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Ora Rhodes
1923 - 1985
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August 15, 1923
Death
November 1985
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Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia 30901
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Ora Rhodes was born on August 15, 1923. She died in November 1985 at 62 years old. We know that Ora Rhodes had been residing in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia 30901.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Ora Rhodes passed away in November 1985 at 62 years old. She was born on August 15, 1923. There is no information about Ora's immediate family. We know that Ora Rhodes had been residing in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia 30901.
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In 1923, in the year that Ora Rhodes was born, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1933, by the time she was merely 10 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1964, she was 41 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1971, she was 48 years old when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1985, in the year of Ora Rhodes's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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