Vida Holcomb (1897 - 1979)

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Vida Holcomb
1897 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Vida Holcomb was born on November 29, 1897. Vida died in September 1979 at 81 years of age.

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Vida Holcomb passed away in September 1979 at age 81. Vida was born on November 29, 1897. We have no information about Vida's family.
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In 1897, in the year that Vida Holcomb was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1915, when this person was 18 years old, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1921, by the time this person was 24 years old, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1957, this person was 60 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1979, in the year of Vida Holcomb's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Elmer Holcomb
Apr 1, 1905 - December 1985
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Betty Holcomb
Sep 4, 1925 - May 1993
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Walter O Holcomb
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Jan 22, 1901 - August 1983
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Reba L Holcomb
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