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Phyllis R Carson (1918 - 2003)

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Phyllis R Carson
1918 - 2003
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May 5, 1918
Death
June 11, 2003
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Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana 46219
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Phyllis R Carson was born on May 5, 1918. She died on June 11, 2003 at 85 years old. We know that Phyllis R Carson had been residing in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana 46219.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Phyllis R Carson passed away on June 11, 2003 at 85 years of age. She was born on May 5, 1918. There is no information about Phyllis' immediate family. We know that Phyllis R Carson had been residing in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana 46219.
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In 1918, in the year that Phyllis R Carson was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1941, by the time she was 23 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1967, by the time she was 49 years old, 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 1986, at the age of 68 years old, Phyllis was alive when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

In 1992, by the time she was 74 years old, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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