Viola P Ratcliff

(1904 - 1992)

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Viola P Ratcliff
1904 - 1992
Born
January 14, 1904
Death
July 30, 1992
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Jayess, Lawrence County, Mississippi 39641
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Viola P Ratcliff was born on January 14, 1904. She died on July 30, 1992 at 88 years old. We know that Viola P Ratcliff had been residing in Jayess, Lawrence County, Mississippi 39641.
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Viola P Ratcliff died on July 30, 1992 at age 88. She was born on January 14, 1904. There is no information about Viola's immediate family. We know that Viola P Ratcliff had been residing in Jayess, Lawrence County, Mississippi 39641.

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In 1904, in the year that Viola P Ratcliff was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1959, Viola was 55 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1962, at the age of 58 years old, Viola was alive when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1975, she was 71 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1992, in the year of Viola P Ratcliff's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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