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Caldona Bell (1901 - 1979)

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Caldona Bell
1901 - 1979
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December 12, 1901
Death
August 1979
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Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa 50058
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Caldona Bell was born on December 12, 1901. Caldona died in August 1979 at 77 years of age. We know that Caldona Bell had been residing in Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa 50058.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Caldona Bell passed away in August 1979 at 77 years old. Caldona was born on December 12, 1901. There is no information about Caldona's family. We know that Caldona Bell had been residing in Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa 50058.
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In 1901, in the year that Caldona Bell was born, shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1944, by the time this person was 43 years old, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1956, at the age of 55 years old, Caldona was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1968, Caldona was 67 years old when 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 1979, in the year of Caldona Bell's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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