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Albert Votaw (1925 - 1983)

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Albert Votaw
1925 - 1983
Born
August 16, 1925
Death
April 1983
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Albert Votaw was born on August 16, 1925, and died at age 57 years old in April 1983. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Albert Votaw.
Updated: October 5, 2011
Biography ID: 13474196

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Albert Votaw passed away at age 57 years old in April 1983. Albert Votaw was born on August 16, 1925. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Albert Votaw.

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Albert Votaw lived 16 years shorter than the average Votaw family member when he died at the age of 57.
The average age of a Votaw family member is 73.
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1925 - 1983 World Events

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In 1925, in the year that Albert Votaw was born, 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 1932, Albert was just 7 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1954, he was 29 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1974, he was 49 years old when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1983, in the year of Albert Votaw's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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