Basil S Walsh (1937 - 2002)

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Basil S Walsh
1937 - 2002
August 16, 1937
June 17, 2002
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Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania 17901
Basil S Walsh of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania was born on August 16, 1937, and died at age 64 years old on June 17, 2002.
Updated: October 6, 2011

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Basil Walsh passed away at age 64 years old on June 17, 2002. Basil S Walsh of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania was born on August 16, 1937.

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Basil S Walsh lived 7 years shorter than the average Walsh family member when he died at the age of 64.
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1937 - 2002 World Events

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In 1937, in the year that Basil S Walsh was born, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1940, at the age of only 3 years old, Basil was alive when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1968, when he was 31 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1973, he was 36 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1982, when he was 45 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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