Donovan L Fiedler (1907 - 1988)

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Donovan L Fiedler
1907 - 1988
November 26, 1907
August 1, 1988
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Gravois Mills, Morgan County, Missouri 65037
Donovan L Fiedler was born on November 26, 1907. He died on August 1, 1988 at 80 years of age. We know that Donovan L Fiedler had been residing in Gravois Mills, Morgan County, Missouri 65037.
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Donovan L Fiedler passed away on August 1, 1988 at age 80. He was born on November 26, 1907. We have no information about Donovan's surviving family. We know that Donovan L Fiedler had been residing in Gravois Mills, Morgan County, Missouri 65037.

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In 1907, in the year that Donovan L Fiedler was born, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1910, at the age of only 3 years old, Donovan was alive when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1937, when he was 30 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1957, Donovan was 50 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1988, in the year of Donovan L Fiedler's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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