Will Dixon (1896 - 1987)

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Vaughan, Yazoo County, Mississippi

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1896 - In the year that Will Dixon was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

1915 - When he was 19 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".

1952 - By the time he was 56 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

1969 - He was 73 years old 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.

1987 - In the year of Will Dixon's passing, 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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Will Dixon died in February 1987 at 90 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Will. He was born on April 16, 1896. There is no information about Will's family. We know that Will Dixon had been residing in Vaughan, Yazoo County, Mississippi.

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