Tilla Ferguson (1898 - 1985)

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Tilla Ferguson
1898 - 1985
July 17, 1898
January 1985
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Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada 89101
Tilla Ferguson was born on July 17, 1898. Tilla died in January 1985 at 86 years old. We know that Tilla Ferguson had been residing in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada 89101.
Updated: November 10, 2011
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Tilla Ferguson passed away in January 1985 at 86 years of age. Tilla was born on July 17, 1898. We have no information about Tilla's immediate family. We know that Tilla Ferguson had been residing in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada 89101.
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In 1898, in the year that Tilla Ferguson was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1913, Tilla was only 15 years old when Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1957, when this person was 59 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1968, by the time this person was 70 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1985, in the year of Tilla Ferguson'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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