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Donald Billings (1961 - 1979)

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Donald Billings
1961 - 1979
Born
August 14, 1961
Death
July 1979
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Donald Billings was born on August 14, 1961, and died at age 17 years old in July 1979. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Donald Billings.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 56142488

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Donald Billings passed away at age 17 years old in July 1979. Donald Billings was born on August 14, 1961. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Donald Billings.

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Donald Billings lived 55 years shorter than the average Billings family member when he died at the age of 17.
The average age of a Billings family member is 72.
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1961 - 1979 World Events

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In 1961, in the year that Donald Billings was born, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1970, he was merely 9 years old when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1972, when he was merely 11 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1974, he was only 13 years old when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1979, in the year of Donald Billings's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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