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Elijah Daniels (1921 - 1990)

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Elijah Daniels
1921 - 1990
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July 28, 1921
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August 11, 1990
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Gary, Lake County, Indiana 46404
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Elijah Daniels was born on July 28, 1921. He died on August 11, 1990 at 69 years old. We know that Elijah Daniels had been residing in Gary, Lake County, Indiana 46404.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Elijah Daniels died on August 11, 1990 at 69 years of age. He was born on July 28, 1921. There is no information about Elijah's family. We know that Elijah Daniels had been residing in Gary, Lake County, Indiana 46404.
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In 1921, in the year that Elijah Daniels was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1942, he was 21 years old when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1972, he was 51 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1989, at the age of 68 years old, Elijah was alive when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

In 1990, in the year of Elijah Daniels's passing, 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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