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Anthony Dan Perkins (1939 - 2008)

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Anthony Dan Perkins
1939 - 2008
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April 11, 1939
Death
December 7, 2008
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Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina 29154
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Anthony Dan Perkins was born on April 11, 1939. He died on December 7, 2008 at age 69. We know that Anthony Dan Perkins had been residing in Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina 29154.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Anthony Dan Perkins passed away on December 7, 2008 at 69 years old. He was born on April 11, 1939. There is no information about Anthony's immediate family. We know that Anthony Dan Perkins had been residing in Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina 29154.
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In 1939, in the year that Anthony Dan Perkins was born, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1946, Anthony was only 7 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1961, he was 22 years old when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1974, at the age of 35 years old, Anthony was alive when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1996, Anthony was 57 years old when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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