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Alonzo C Odem (1896 - 1973)

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Alonzo C Odem
1896 - 1973
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September 23, 1896
Death
January 15, 1973
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Gilchrist, Galveston County, Texas 77617
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Alonzo C Odem was born on September 23, 1896. He died on January 15, 1973 at 76 years of age. We know that Alonzo C Odem had been residing in Gilchrist, Galveston County, Texas 77617.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Alonzo C Odem passed away on January 15, 1973 at 76 years old. He was born on September 23, 1896. There is no information about Alonzo's family or relationships. We know that Alonzo C Odem had been residing in Gilchrist, Galveston County, Texas 77617.
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In 1896, in the year that Alonzo C Odem 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.

In 1916, he was 20 years old when the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1953, when he was 57 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1965, when he was 69 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1973, in the year of Alonzo C Odem's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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