Carl L Washington (1920 - 2007)

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Immokalee, Collier County, Florida

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Melyan W Dixon

Melyan W Dixon

Bev Scoffone & Joyce Vandever

Bev Scoffone & Joyce Vandever

Mr Clarence Slagle

Mr Clarence Slagle

Mary (Washington) Vorise

Mary (Washington) Vorise

Sam Jones Washington, ex-slave, Ft. Worth

Sam Jones Washington, ex-slave, Ft. Worth

Rosa Washington, ex-slave, El Paso

Rosa Washington, ex-slave, El Paso

President McKinley & Booker T. Washington

President McKinley & Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington & guests

Booker T. Washington & guests

George Washington - Freemason

George Washington - Freemason

General Washington

General Washington

Samuel Erhart Drawing, Santa Claus, 1913

Samuel Erhart Drawing, Santa Claus, 1913

Martha Custis

Martha Custis

Capt. Lawrence Washington

Capt. Lawrence Washington

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Martha Dandridge Custis Washington Melyan W Dixon Bev Scoffone & Joyce Vandever Mr Clarence Slagle

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1920 - In the year that Carl L Washington was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

1931 - He was just 11 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1968 - Carl was 48 years old when 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.

1980 - At the age of 60 years old, Carl was alive when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

1986 - At the age of 66 years old, Carl was alive when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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Carl L Washington died on December 12, 2007 at age 87. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on March 16, 1920. There is no information about Carl's immediate family. We know that Carl L Washington had been residing in Immokalee, Collier County, Florida.

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