Bruce Sloss Mckenzie (1931 - 1975)

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Bruce Sloss Mckenzie
1931 - 1975
Hunt, Australia
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Hunt, Australia
Bruce Sloss Mckenzie was born in 1931. He is the child of John James Mckenzie and Susan Evelyn Ford Mckenzie. He died in 1975 in Hunt, Australia at age 44.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Bruce Sloss Mckenzie passed away in 1975 in Hunt, Australia at age 44. He was born in 1931. He is the child of John James Mckenzie and Susan Evelyn Ford Mckenzie.

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In 1931, in the year that Bruce Sloss Mckenzie was born, 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 1949, he was 18 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1956, at the age of 25 years old, Bruce was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1968, when he was 37 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1975, in the year of Bruce Sloss Mckenzie's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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