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Donald Gill (1931 - 1955)

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Herbert Donald Gill
1931 - 1955
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March 25, 1931
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October 24, 1955
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Donald Gill was born on March 25, 1931. According to his family tree, he married Wanda Bodenhamer on July 15, 1951 in Idaho United States. They were married until Herbert's death in 1955 in Seattle, Washington United States. He died on October 24, 1955 at 24 years old.
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Updated: September 20, 2020
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Married: July 15, 1951 - October 14, 1955
Cause of Separation: Herbert's Death
Married at: United States
Ended: Seattle, King County, WA United States
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Donald Gill died on October 24, 1955 at 24 years of age. He was born on March 25, 1931. According to his family tree, he married Wanda Bodenhamer on July 15, 1951 in Idaho United States. They were married until Herbert's death in 1955 in Seattle, Washington United States.
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1931 - 1955 World Events

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In 1931, in the year that Donald Gill was born, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1940, Herbert was only 9 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1948, Herbert was 17 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1955, in the year of Donald Gill's passing, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

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