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Donald James Gibson (1961 - 2009)

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Donald James Gibson
1961 - 2009
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November 29, 1961
Death
July 31, 2009
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Oregon
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Donald James Gibson was born on November 29, 1961. He died on July 31, 2009 at 47 years of age. We know that Donald James Gibson had been residing in Oregon .
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Donald James Gibson passed away on July 31, 2009 at 47 years old. He was born on November 29, 1961. We are unaware of information about Donald's immediate family. We know that Donald James Gibson had been residing in Oregon .
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In 1961, in the year that Donald James Gibson was born, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1975, Donald was just 14 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1980, by the time he was 19 years old, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1986, at the age of 25 years old, Donald was alive when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1991, when he was 30 years old, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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