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Boysie Dowell (1917 - 1969)

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Boysie Dowell
1917 - 1969
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September 8, 1917
Death
February 1969
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Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48234
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Boysie Dowell was born on September 8, 1917. Boysie died in February 1969 at 51 years old. We know that Boysie Dowell had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48234.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Boysie Dowell passed away in February 1969 at 51 years old. Boysie was born on September 8, 1917. There is no information about Boysie's family. We know that Boysie Dowell had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48234.
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In 1917, in the year that Boysie Dowell was born, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

In 1936, Boysie was 19 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1943, at the age of 26 years old, Boysie was alive when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1950, when this person was 33 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1969, in the year of Boysie Dowell's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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