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Chester Ross (1937 - 2002)

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Chester Ross
1937 - 2002
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August 20, 1937
Death
May 24, 2002
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Mountain View, Stone County, Arkansas 72560
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Chester Ross was born on August 20, 1937. He died on May 24, 2002 at 64 years old. We know that Chester Ross had been residing in Mountain View, Stone County, Arkansas 72560.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Chester Ross passed away on May 24, 2002 at 64 years old. He was born on August 20, 1937. We are unaware of information about Chester's family or relationships. We know that Chester Ross had been residing in Mountain View, Stone County, Arkansas 72560.
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In 1937, in the year that Chester Ross was born, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1952, at the age of only 15 years old, Chester was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1963, by the time he was 26 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1975, at the age of 38 years old, Chester was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1981, when he was 44 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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