Calvin Sawyer (1914 - 1966)

Calvin Sawyer
1914 - 1966
updated February 06, 2019
Calvin Sawyer was born on October 24, 1914. He died in August 1966 at 51 years old.

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Calvin Sawyer died in August 1966 at age 51. He was born on October 24, 1914. We have no information about Calvin's immediate family.
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In 1914, in the year that Calvin Sawyer was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1938, by the time he was 24 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1945, when he was 31 years old, on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

In 1957, when he was 43 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1966, in the year of Calvin Sawyer's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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Jan 17, 1908 - August 1978
Oct 5, 1951 - Jun 23, 2009
Jul 22, 1951 - Jul 28, 1994
Feb 18, 1902 - December 1982
Oct 29, 1917 - Nov 29, 2009
Jul 26, 1918 - Aug 21, 2001
Jun 9, 1895 - August 1965
Aug 1, 1914 - Nov 14, 1995
Mar 22, 1912 - June 1995
Jun 13, 1899 - October 1972
Aug 4, 1911 - Mar 8, 1993
Jul 15, 1909 - May 1963
Apr 12, 1884 - May 1967
Apr 2, 1892 - December 1977
Apr 5, 1922 - September 1976
Dec 12, 1901 - November 1972
Jul 18, 1918 - May 21, 2006
Jun 17, 1897 - January 1980
Apr 15, 1922 - Dec 1, 2010
Aug 7, 1894 - April 1976

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Feb 16, 1938 - November 1984
Mar 11, 1938 - Oct 22, 2003
Jun 12, 1917 - Sep 4, 2001
Feb 16, 1937 - Jul 12, 2006
May 15, 1906 - Jun 18, 1994
Jan 22, 1917 - Dec 4, 2003
Dec 15, 1914 - November 1973
Apr 9, 1928 - November 1985
Dec 30, 1916 - December 1988
May 26, 1924 - Feb 21, 2011
Oct 3, 1895 - January 1975
Jul 3, 1915 - Feb 1, 1998
Sep 21, 1901 - June 1987
Dec 12, 1910 - Feb 26, 1992
Aug 15, 1924 - Jun 24, 1992
Feb 25, 1918 - July 1982
Oct 30, 1933 - May 17, 2010
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