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Donald R Hoover (1928 - 2000)

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Donald R Hoover
1928 - 2000
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July 25, 1928
Death
April 7, 2000
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Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona 86304
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Donald R Hoover was born on July 25, 1928. He died on April 7, 2000 at 71 years old. We know that Donald R Hoover had been residing in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona 86304.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Donald R Hoover passed away on April 7, 2000 at 71 years of age. He was born on July 25, 1928. We are unaware of information about Donald's surviving family. We know that Donald R Hoover had been residing in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona 86304.
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In 1928, in the year that Donald R Hoover was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1934, by the time he was only 6 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1954, Donald was 26 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1978, at the age of 50 years old, Donald was alive when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1990, he was 62 years old when after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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