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Dewitt Clark (1912 - 1998)

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Dewitt Clark
1912 - 1998
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July 10, 1912
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November 8, 1998
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New Brockton, Coffee County, Alabama 36351
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Dewitt Clark was born on July 10, 1912. He died on November 8, 1998 at age 86. We know that Dewitt Clark had been residing in New Brockton, Coffee County, Alabama 36351.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Dewitt Clark passed away on November 8, 1998 at 86 years old. He was born on July 10, 1912. There is no information about Dewitt's family or relationships. We know that Dewitt Clark had been residing in New Brockton, Coffee County, Alabama 36351.
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In 1912, in the year that Dewitt Clark was born, 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 1926, by the time he was only 14 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1966, by the time he was 54 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1971, Dewitt was 59 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1998, in the year of Dewitt Clark's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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