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Douglas W Macelroy (1945 - 1994)

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Douglas W Macelroy
1945 - 1994
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September 8, 1945
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December 10, 1994
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Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02118
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Douglas W Macelroy was born on September 8, 1945. He died on December 10, 1994 at age 49. We know that Douglas W Macelroy had been residing in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02118.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Douglas W Macelroy passed away on December 10, 1994 at 49 years old. He was born on September 8, 1945. There is no information about Douglas' immediate family. We know that Douglas W Macelroy had been residing in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02118.
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In 1945, in the year that Douglas W Macelroy was born, on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

In 1954, he was just 9 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1964, Douglas was 19 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1982, at the age of 37 years old, Douglas was alive when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1994, in the year of Douglas W Macelroy's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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