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Rose Burnham (1891 - 1977)

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Rose Burnham
1891 - 1977
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July 28, 1891
Death
December 1977
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Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut 06103
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Rose Burnham was born on July 28, 1891. She died in December 1977 at 86 years old. We know that Rose Burnham had been residing in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut 06103.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Rose Burnham died in December 1977 at 86 years of age. She was born on July 28, 1891. There is no information about Rose's family or relationships. We know that Rose Burnham had been residing in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut 06103.
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In 1891, in the year that Rose Burnham was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1943, Rose was 52 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1958, when she was 67 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1964, she was 73 years old when 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 1977, in the year of Rose Burnham's passing, 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.

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