Verna Sparling (1905 - 1985)

Verna Sparling
1905 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Verna Sparling was born on May 23, 1905. She died on January 16, 1985 at 79 years of age. We know that Verna Sparling had been residing in Pacific Beach, Grays Harbor County, Washington 98571.
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Verna Sparling died on January 16, 1985 at age 79. She was born on May 23, 1905. There is no information about Verna's family or relationships. We know that Verna Sparling had been residing in Pacific Beach, Grays Harbor County, Washington 98571.
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In 1905, in the year that Verna Sparling was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1910, Verna was merely 5 years old when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1957, Verna was 52 years old when 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 1978, she was 73 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1985, in the year of Verna Sparling'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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