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Derek L Pitts (1963 - 2011)

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Derek L Pitts
1963 - 2011
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April 15, 1963
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February 4, 2011
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Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee 37920
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Derek L Pitts was born on April 15, 1963. He died on February 4, 2011 at 47 years old. We know that Derek L Pitts had been residing in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee 37920.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Derek L Pitts passed away on February 4, 2011 at 47 years old. He was born on April 15, 1963. We have no information about Derek's immediate family. We know that Derek L Pitts had been residing in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee 37920.
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In 1963, in the year that Derek L Pitts was born, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1972, he was just 9 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1977, when he was just 14 years old, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1983, by the time he was 20 years old, 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.

In 1990, by the time he was 27 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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