Viola J Mitchell (1924 - 2002)

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Vancouver, Clark County, Washington

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1924 - In the year that Viola J Mitchell was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

1925 - At the age of just 1 year old, Viola was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1957 - When she was 33 years old, 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.

1979 - By the time she was 55 years old, 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.

1987 - By the time she was 63 years old, 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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Viola J Mitchell died on March 8, 2002 at 77 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on September 10, 1924. There is no information about Viola's family or relationships. We know that Viola J Mitchell had been residing in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington.

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