Sylvia Dixon (1895 - 1985)

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Sylvia Dixon
1895 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Sylvia Dixon was born on July 12, 1895. She died in February 1985 at age 89. We know that Sylvia Dixon had been residing in Du Bois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania 15801.

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Sylvia Dixon died in February 1985 at 89 years old. She was born on July 12, 1895. There is no information about Sylvia's family. We know that Sylvia Dixon had been residing in Du Bois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania 15801.
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In 1895, in the year that Sylvia Dixon was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1931, at the age of 36 years old, Sylvia was alive 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 1949, she was 54 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1962, at the age of 67 years old, Sylvia was alive when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1985, in the year of Sylvia Dixon's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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Born: around 1964
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Born: around 1939
TX
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Born: around 1947
TX
Sylvia v. (Villanueva) Dixon
Born: around 1951
TX
Sylvia A. (Miller) Dixon
Born: around 1959
TX
Sylvia L. (Thompson) Dixon
Born: around 1950
TX
Sylvia (Walker) Dixon
Born: around 1946
TX
Sylvia E. (King) Dixon
Born: around 1981
TX
Sylvia A. (Miracle) Dixon
Born: around 1978
TX
Sylvia L. (Shackleford) Dixon
Born: around 1959
TX
Sylvia A Dixon
Feb 14, 1953 - Mar 25, 2008
Washington, DC
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Feb 21, 1925 - Sep 4, 1990
Long Beach, CA
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May 23, 1901 - Apr 22, 1990
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Alice Dixon
Jun 25, 1903 - March 1985
Buffalo, NY
Harold Dixon
Jun 23, 1913 - August 1968
Buffalo, NY
Edward Dixon
Jun 28, 1903 - May 1966
Oscar Dixon
Apr 13, 1922 - Jul 27, 1999
Chicago, IL
Marguerite M Dixon
Dec 12, 1896 - September 1989
Gladys Dixon
Nov 11, 1932 - Mar 23, 2004
Rocky Point, NY
Virginia A Dixon
Dec 22, 1938 - Feb 1, 2008
Corning, NY
John J Dixon
Nov 4, 1941 - Jan 27, 1999
Lendel Dixon
Oct 11, 1940 - Dec 28, 1991
Brooklyn, NY
Nancy C Dixon
Oct 17, 1946 - Oct 4, 2002
Bronx, NY
Albertine Dixon
Sep 21, 1921 - Sep 15, 2004
Brooklyn, NY
Bertha Dixon
Jan 14, 1899 - July 1973
Waterford, NY
Henry J Dixon
Nov 21, 1948 - Feb 8, 2008
Troy, NY
George C Dixon
Oct 22, 1949 - May 6, 2009
Vermont
Maria E Dixon
Mar 25, 1918 - Jul 7, 2003
Brooklyn, NY
Angelina R Dixon
Sep 16, 2003 - Jul 4, 2008
George W Dixon
Mar 24, 1913 - Nov 11, 1989
Arthur Dixon
May 28, 1918 - January 1987
Merrick, NY
Arthur Dixon
Oct 12, 1905 - Jul 4, 1988
Inez Martinia Dixon
Dec 13, 1909 - Mar 16, 2008
Coppell, TX

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