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Ziba Simmons (1909 - 1987)

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Ziba Simmons
1909 - 1987
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December 2, 1909
Death
May 1987
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Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21239
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Ziba Simmons was born on December 2, 1909. She died in May 1987 at age 77. We know that Ziba Simmons had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21239.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Ziba Simmons passed away in May 1987 at 77 years old. She was born on December 2, 1909. There is no information about Ziba's immediate family. We know that Ziba Simmons had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21239.
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In 1909, in the year that Ziba Simmons was born, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1911, by the time she was just 2 years old, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1925, Ziba was 16 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1947, when she was 38 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1987, in the year of Ziba Simmons'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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