Diane Christopher

Female16 May 1951–19 October 1966

Brief Life History of Diane

Diane Christopher was born on 16 May 1951, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 19 October 1966, at the age of 15.

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    1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

    Age 4

    The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

    1955 · To War in Vietnam

    Age 4

    The Vietnam War was another civil war brought about from the Cold War. It was fought between the North Vietnamese, who were supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies, and the South Vietnamese, who were supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war caused two more civil wars in Laos and Cambodia and resulted in all three countries becoming communist states.

    1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

    Age 5

    With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, West Indian (mainly Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, and British Virgin Islands), and African (mainly Nigeria and Tanzania): from the English and German personal name Christopher, from Greek Christophoros ‘Christ-bearing’ (see Christ 1). This was borne by a rather obscure 3rd-century Christian martyr. His name was relatively common among early Christians, who desired to bear Jesus Christ metaphorically with them in their daily lives. Subsequently, the name was explained by a folk etymology according to which the saint carried the infant Christ across a ford and so became the patron saint of travelers. Despite the widespread veneration and depiction of this saint, this was not a very common personal name in medieval England, and may in some instances have a habitational origin, for someone living for example in Saint Christopher parish (Saint Christopher le Stocks, London). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed the German variant Christoffer and cognates from other languages, e.g. Hungarian Kristóf and Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Croatian Krištof (see Kristof ). The usual German form of the name is Christoph .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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