Andrew Bradford (1900 - 1972)

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Andrew Bradford
1900 - 1972
Born
October 16, 1900
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January 1972
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Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois 62832
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Andrew Bradford was born on October 16, 1900. He died in January 1972 at age 71. We know that Andrew Bradford had been residing in Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois 62832.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Andrew Bradford passed away in January 1972 at age 71. He was born on October 16, 1900. There is no information about Andrew's family or relationships. We know that Andrew Bradford had been residing in Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois 62832.

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In 1900, in the year that Andrew Bradford was born, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1931, he was 31 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1958, at the age of 58 years old, Andrew was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1966, at the age of 66 years old, Andrew was alive when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1972, in the year of Andrew Bradford's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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