Violet Alice Oakley (1903 - 1974)

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Violet Alice Oakley
1903 - 1974
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1903
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1974
Wont, Australia
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Wont, Australia
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Violet Alice Oakley was born in 1903. She is the child of Anderson Henry Oakley and Charlotte Al Renolds Oakley. She died in 1974 in Wont, Australia at 71 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Violet Alice Oakley died in 1974 in Wont, Australia at age 71. She was born in 1903. She is the child of Anderson Henry Oakley and Charlotte Al Renolds Oakley.

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In 1903, in the year that Violet Alice Oakley was born, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1917, she was merely 14 years old when "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1950, at the age of 47 years old, Violet was alive when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1969, at the age of 66 years old, Violet was alive when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1974, in the year of Violet Alice Oakley's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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