Clarence Zielke (1906 - 1981)

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Clarence Zielke
1906 - 1981
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November 10, 1906
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April 1981
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98119
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Clarence Zielke was born on November 10, 1906. He died in April 1981 at 74 years old. We know that Clarence Zielke had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98119.
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Clarence Zielke died in April 1981 at 74 years of age. He was born on November 10, 1906. We have no information about Clarence's family or relationships. We know that Clarence Zielke had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98119.

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In 1906, in the year that Clarence Zielke was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1942, at the age of 36 years old, Clarence was alive when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1950, when he was 44 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1965, by the time he was 59 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1981, in the year of Clarence Zielke's passing, 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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