Earl P Baldus (1903 - 2002)

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Earl P Baldus
1903 - 2002
November 23, 1903
December 29, 2002
Last Known Residence
Ames, Story County, Iowa 50010
Earl P Baldus of Ames, Story County, Iowa was born on November 23, 1903, and died at age 99 years old on December 29, 2002.
Updated: November 8, 2011

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Ames, Story County, Iowa 50010
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Earl Baldus passed away at age 99 years old on December 29, 2002. Earl P Baldus of Ames, Story County, Iowa was born on November 23, 1903.

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Earl P Baldus lived 24 years longer than the average Baldus family member when he died at the age of 99.
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In 1903, in the year that Earl P Baldus was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1920, at the age of 17 years old, Earl was alive when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1948, Earl was 45 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1973, Earl was 70 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1988, by the time he was 85 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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