W C Rhodes

(1917 - 2009)

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W C Rhodes
1917 - 2009
Born
September 3, 1917
Death
March 12, 2009
Last Known Residence
Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi 38801
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W C Rhodes was born on September 3, 1917. W died on March 12, 2009 at 91 years of age. We know that W C Rhodes had been residing in Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi 38801.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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W C Rhodes died on March 12, 2009 at 91 years of age. W was born on September 3, 1917. There is no information about W's family or relationships. We know that W C Rhodes had been residing in Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi 38801.

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In 1917, in the year that W C Rhodes was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1925, at the age of only 8 years old, W was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1943, by the time this person was 26 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1957, when this person was 40 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.

In 1986, this person was 69 years old when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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