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Rebecca F Simmons (1903 - 1993)

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Rebecca F Simmons
1903 - 1993
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November 23, 1903
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April 1993
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Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31407
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Rebecca F Simmons was born on November 23, 1903. She died in April 1993 at age 89. We know that Rebecca F Simmons had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31407.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Rebecca F Simmons died in April 1993 at 89 years of age. She was born on November 23, 1903. We are unaware of information about Rebecca's surviving family. We know that Rebecca F Simmons had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31407.
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In 1903, in the year that Rebecca F Simmons was born, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1941, she was 38 years old when 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 1964, when she was 61 years old, 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 1987, Rebecca was 84 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1993, in the year of Rebecca F Simmons's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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