Vassena Whitfield (1908 - 1987)

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Opa Locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1908 - In the year that Vassena Whitfield was born, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

1912 - When this person was only 4 years old, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

1937 - At the age of 29 years old, Vassena was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1972 - When this person was 64 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

1987 - In the year of Vassena Whitfield's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Vassena Whitfield passed away in April 1987 at age 78. There is no listed cause of death. Vassena was born on December 4, 1908. We have no information about Vassena's family or relationships. We know that Vassena Whitfield had been residing in Opa Locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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