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Don Woolard (1914 - 1986)

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Don Woolard
1914 - 1986
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January 14, 1914
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June 1986
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Fort Myers Beach, Lee County, Florida 33931
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Don Woolard was born on January 14, 1914. He died in June 1986 at 72 years old. We know that Don Woolard had been residing in Fort Myers Beach, Lee County, Florida 33931.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Don Woolard died in June 1986 at age 72. He was born on January 14, 1914. We are unaware of information about Don's immediate family. We know that Don Woolard had been residing in Fort Myers Beach, Lee County, Florida 33931.
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In 1914, in the year that Don Woolard was born, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1923, Don was only 9 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1945, when he was 31 years old, in October, automobile production in the United States for private consumers was allowed to resume. It took a while for car makers to get those new cars to buyers - they had to once again change their manufacturing plants, this time from war production to peacetime.

In 1959, by the time he was 45 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1986, in the year of Don Woolard'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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