Rosa Davis (1900 - 1972)

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Rosa Davis
1900 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Rosa Davis was born on April 12, 1900. She died in May 1972 at age 72. We know that Rosa Davis had been residing in Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina 27330.


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Rosa Davis passed away in May 1972 at 72 years old. She was born on April 12, 1900. We have no information about Rosa's immediate family. We know that Rosa Davis had been residing in Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina 27330.
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In 1900, in the year that Rosa Davis was born, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1924, at the age of 24 years old, Rosa was alive when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1931, Rosa was 31 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1941, at the age of 41 years old, Rosa was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1972, in the year of Rosa Davis's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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Betty R Davis
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Jan 3, 1932 - Jun 18, 2006
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Oct 2, 1914 - Apr 28, 2004
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Aug 23, 1921 - May 1981
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Aug 5, 1921 - Jul 23, 2001
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Mar 22, 1931 - April 1973
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May 8, 1931 - Dec 24, 2010
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Norman E Davis
Sep 22, 1929 - Jul 30, 2007
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Susan Davis
Sep 11, 1915 - July 1985
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