Clarence James Gadson Jr. (1926 - 2002)

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Clarence James Gadson
1926 - 2002
August 11, 1926
Detroit Mi
September 7, 2002
Clarence James Gadson Jr. was born on August 11, 1926 at Detroit Mi. According to his family tree, Clarence was father to 1 child. Clarence's partner was Theresa Lela Robinson, and they had a child Alystine Gale Russell. He died on September 7, 2002 at 76 years old.
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Clarence James Gadson Jr., father to 1 child, passed away on September 7, 2002 at age 76. He was born on August 11, 1926 at Detroit Mi. According to his family tree, Clarence's partner was Theresa Lela Robinson, and they had a child Alystine Gale Russell.

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In 1926, in the year that Clarence James Gadson Jr. was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1959, he was 33 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1962, by the time he was 36 years old, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1987, he was 61 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1994, when he was 68 years old, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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