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Champ C Cotton (1936 - 1989)

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Champ C Cotton
1936 - 1989
Born
July 7, 1936
Death
May 9, 1989
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Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin 53140
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Champ C Cotton was born on July 7, 1936. Champ died on May 9, 1989 at age 52. We know that Champ C Cotton had been residing in Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin 53140.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Champ C Cotton passed away on May 9, 1989 at age 52. Champ was born on July 7, 1936. There is no information about Champ's family. We know that Champ C Cotton had been residing in Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin 53140.
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In 1936, in the year that Champ C Cotton was born, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1955, when this person was 19 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1965, by the time this person was 29 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1976, Champ was 40 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1989, in the year of Champ C Cotton's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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