Rosa L Sikes (1909 - 1988)

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Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida

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1909 - In the year that Rosa L Sikes was born, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

1945 - She was 36 years old when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1975 - When she was 66 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

1977 - By the time she was 68 years old, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

1988 - In the year of Rosa L Sikes's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Rosa L Sikes passed away on May 12, 1988 at 79 years old. There is no known cause of death for Rosa. She was born on February 8, 1909. We are unaware of information about Rosa's family or relationships. We know that Rosa L Sikes had been residing in Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.

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