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Cecil E Orr (1910 - 1996)

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Cecil E Orr
1910 - 1996
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February 26, 1910
Death
June 7, 1996
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Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 53211
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Cecil E Orr was born on February 26, 1910. He died on June 7, 1996 at 86 years old. We know that Cecil E Orr had been residing in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 53211.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Cecil E Orr passed away on June 7, 1996 at 86 years old. He was born on February 26, 1910. We are unaware of information about Cecil's immediate family. We know that Cecil E Orr had been residing in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 53211.
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In 1910, in the year that Cecil E Orr was born, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1923, by the time he was merely 13 years old, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1947, Cecil was 37 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1972, by the time he was 62 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1996, in the year of Cecil E Orr's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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