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Clyde Ed Mohundro (1925 - 1987)

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Clyde Ed Mohundro
1925 - 1987
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March 6, 1925
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April 21, 1987
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Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois 62914
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Clyde Ed Mohundro was born on March 6, 1925. He died on April 21, 1987 at age 62. We know that Clyde Ed Mohundro had been residing in Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois 62914.
Updated: June 20, 2016
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Clyde Ed Mohundro died on April 21, 1987 at 62 years of age. He was buried in Mound City National Cemetery - Il Section D Site 268, Mound City, Illinois . He was born on March 6, 1925. We have no information about Clyde's family. We know that Clyde Ed Mohundro had been residing in Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois 62914.
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In 1925, in the year that Clyde Ed Mohundro was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1942, Clyde was 17 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1952, Clyde was 27 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1960, by the time he was 35 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1987, in the year of Clyde Ed Mohundro's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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