Vera Shiflet Patterson (1920 - 2010)

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Vera Shiflet Patterson
1920 - 2010
October 15, 1920
January 9, 2010
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Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina 29626
Vera Shiflet Patterson was born on October 15, 1920. She died on January 9, 2010 at 89 years old. We know that Vera Shiflet Patterson had been residing in Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina 29626.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Vera Shiflet Patterson died on January 9, 2010 at age 89. She was born on October 15, 1920. We have no information about Vera's family or relationships. We know that Vera Shiflet Patterson had been residing in Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina 29626.

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In 1920, in the year that Vera Shiflet Patterson was born, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1939, when she was 19 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1954, by the time she was 34 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1976, at the age of 56 years old, Vera was alive when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1991, when she was 71 years old, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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