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Bruce Troxell (1883 - 1970)

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Bruce Troxell
1883 - 1970
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November 12, 1883
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August 1970
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Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado 80110
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Bruce Troxell was born on November 12, 1883. He died in August 1970 at 86 years old. We know that Bruce Troxell had been residing in Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado 80110.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Bruce Troxell passed away in August 1970 at age 86. He was born on November 12, 1883. There is no information about Bruce's immediate family. We know that Bruce Troxell had been residing in Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado 80110.
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In 1883, in the year that Bruce Troxell was born, on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

In 1906, by the time he was 23 years old, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1939, he was 56 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1957, when he was 74 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1970, in the year of Bruce Troxell's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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