Donald Charles Koetsveld (1894 - 1973)

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Donald Charles Koetsveld
1894 - 1973
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1894
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1973
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Donald Charles Koetsveld was born in 1894. He was born to Reuben Thoma Koetsveld and Elizabeth Brady Koetsveld. He died in 1973 in Kew, Australia at age 79.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Donald Charles Koetsveld passed away in 1973 in Kew, Australia at age 79. He was born in 1894. He was born to Reuben Thoma Koetsveld and Elizabeth Brady Koetsveld.

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In 1894, in the year that Donald Charles Koetsveld was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1911, Donald was 17 years old when the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1925, by the time he was 31 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1940, Donald was 46 years old when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1973, in the year of Donald Charles Koetsveld's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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