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Zelma R Dixon (1909 - 1992)

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Zelma R Dixon
1909 - 1992
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October 18, 1909
Death
January 23, 1992
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Opp, Covington County, Alabama 36467
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Zelma R Dixon was born on October 18, 1909. She died on January 23, 1992 at 82 years of age. We know that Zelma R Dixon had been residing in Opp, Covington County, Alabama 36467.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Zelma R Dixon died on January 23, 1992 at age 82. She was born on October 18, 1909. We are unaware of information about Zelma's surviving family. We know that Zelma R Dixon had been residing in Opp, Covington County, Alabama 36467.
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In 1909, in the year that Zelma R Dixon was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1943, by the time she was 34 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1952, by the time she was 43 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.

In 1977, by the time she was 68 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1992, in the year of Zelma R Dixon'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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