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Clifford Taylor (1912 - 1983)

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Clifford Taylor
1912 - 1983
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April 7, 1912
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November 1983
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Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina 27030
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Clifford Taylor was born on April 7, 1912. He died in November 1983 at 71 years of age. We know that Clifford Taylor had been residing in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina 27030.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Clifford Taylor died in November 1983 at 71 years old. He was born on April 7, 1912. We have no information about Clifford's family. We know that Clifford Taylor had been residing in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina 27030.
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In 1912, in the year that Clifford Taylor was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1931, at the age of 19 years old, Clifford was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1953, when he was 41 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1966, when he was 54 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1983, in the year of Clifford Taylor's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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