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Andy Griffith (1926 - 2012)

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Andy Griffith
1926 - 2012
Born
June 1, 1926
Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina United States 27030
Death
July 3, 2012
Manteo, Dare County, North Carolina United States 27954
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Andy Griffith was born on June 1, 1926 in Mount Airy, North Carolina United States. According to his family tree, Andy was father to 2 children. He married Barbara Griffith on August 26, 1949 and they later divorced on October 16, 1972. They had children Sam Griffith and Dixie Nann Griffith. He died on July 3, 2012 in Manteo, North Carolina United States at 86 years old.
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Married: August 26, 1949 - October 16, 1972
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Father to 2 children, he died on July 3, 2012 in Manteo, North Carolina United States at 86 years of age. Andy Griffith was born on June 1, 1926 in Mount Airy, North Carolina United States. According to his family tree, he married Barbara Griffith on August 26, 1949 and they later divorced on October 16, 1972. They had children Sam Griffith and Dixie Nann Griffith.
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1926 - 2012 World Events

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In 1926, in the year that Andy Griffith was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1938, by the time he was just 12 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1941, when he was only 15 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1961, Andy was 35 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1989, Andy was 63 years old when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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