Eli Twiggs (1911 - 1987)

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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

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1911 - In the year that Eli Twiggs was born, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

1945 - When he was 34 years old, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1952 - When he was 41 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

1971 - Eli was 60 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

1987 - In the year of Eli Twiggs's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Eli Twiggs died in September 1987 at age 76. No cause of death has been entered for Eli. He was born on March 25, 1911. There is no information about Eli's immediate family. We know that Eli Twiggs had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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