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Ressie Johnson (1907 - 1997)

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Ressie Johnson
1907 - 1997
Born
August 20, 1907
Death
June 8, 1997
Last Known Residence
Pell City, Saint Clair County, Alabama 35125
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Ressie Johnson of Pell City, Saint Clair County, Alabama was born on August 20, 1907, and died at age 89 years old on June 8, 1997.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 33107716

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Ressie Johnson passed away at age 89 years old on June 8, 1997. Ressie Johnson of Pell City, Saint Clair County, Alabama was born on August 20, 1907.

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Ressie Johnson lived 18 years longer than the average Johnson family member when she died at the age of 89.
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In 1907, in the year that Ressie Johnson was born, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1921, at the age of only 14 years old, Ressie was alive when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1948, Ressie was 41 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1973, Ressie was 66 years old when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1997, in the year of Ressie Johnson's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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