Robert R Dinsmore (1894 - 1987)

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Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi

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1894 - In the year that Robert R Dinsmore was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

1903 - Robert was merely 9 years old when the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

1947 - At the age of 53 years old, Robert was alive when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1980 - At the age of 86 years old, Robert was alive when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

1987 - In the year of Robert R Dinsmore's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Robert R Dinsmore passed away on November 20, 1987 at 93 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Robert. He was born on January 8, 1894. There is no information about Robert's immediate family. We know that Robert R Dinsmore had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.

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