Sylvia Towles (1909 - 1981)

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Sylvia Towles
1909 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Sylvia Towles was born on May 7, 1909. She died in January 1981 at 71 years of age.


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Sylvia Towles died in January 1981 at age 71. She was born on May 7, 1909. We have no information about Sylvia's family or relationships.
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In 1909, in the year that Sylvia Towles was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1911, by the time she was just 2 years old, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1936, at the age of 27 years old, Sylvia was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1968, by the time she was 59 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1981, in the year of Sylvia Towles's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Dec 26, 1917 - Dec 13, 2006
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Sep 23, 1903 - May 3, 1975
Sarah P Towles
Apr 17, 1911 - Oct 30, 1999
Wilmington, NC
Anni M Towles
Aug 4, 1922 - May 23, 2011
Hamden, CT
Mazel S Towles
May 24, 1912 - Mar 10, 2009
Candler, NC
Herbert R Towles
Nov 22, 1921 - Jan 12, 1990
Wilmington, NC
Isabel Towles
Oct 4, 1901 - November 1978
Wilmington, North Carolina
Leroy Towles
Dec 28, 1928 - March 1982
George W Towles
Jul 25, 1917 - Nov 15, 2003
Springfield, OH
Bessie I Towles
May 30, 1916 - Nov 9, 2008
Orrville, OH
Palmer Towles
Aug 5, 1906 - March 1976
Cincinnati, Ohio
Frances Towles
Dec 1, 1903 - September 1991
James R Towles
Sep 16, 1919 - Jun 3, 2008
Cleveland, Ohio
Icie Towles
Oct 19, 1893 - February 1974
Cincinnati, Ohio
Emma Towles
Jul 3, 1906 - March 1987
Cincinnati, Ohio
Glenda M Towles
Jan 9, 1921 - Feb 20, 1997
Fairfield, OH
Willie Towles
Aug 16, 1914 - October 1984
Carlisle, Kentucky
Herbert Towles
Nov 30, 1896 - January 1983
Sandusky, Ohio
Elsie Towles
Nov 26, 1898 - Jun 15, 1988
Cincinnati, OH
Clifton Towles
Nov 18, 1918 - May 18, 1992
Hamilton, OH

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