David Wells (1909 - 1986)

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David Wells
1909 - 1986
November 19, 1909
November 1986
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Destin, Okaloosa County, Florida 32541
David Wells was born on November 19, 1909. He died in November 1986 at 76 years of age. We know that David Wells had been residing in Destin, Okaloosa County, Florida 32541.
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David Wells died in November 1986 at age 76. He was born on November 19, 1909. There is no information about David's surviving family. We know that David Wells had been residing in Destin, Okaloosa County, Florida 32541.

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In 1909, in the year that David Wells was born, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1912, at the age of just 3 years old, David was alive when Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1951, David was 42 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1977, David was 68 years old when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1986, in the year of David Wells's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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