Ellis Sanders (1922 - 1986)

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Ellis Sanders
1922 - 1986
April 14, 1922
January 1986
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Ozark, Dale County, Alabama 36360
Ellis Sanders was born on April 14, 1922. He died in January 1986 at age 63. We know that Ellis Sanders had been residing in Ozark, Dale County, Alabama 36360.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Ellis Sanders passed away in January 1986 at age 63. He was born on April 14, 1922. We are unaware of information about Ellis' family or relationships. We know that Ellis Sanders had been residing in Ozark, Dale County, Alabama 36360.

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In 1922, in the year that Ellis Sanders was born, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1938, he was 16 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1968, at the age of 46 years old, Ellis was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1977, by the time he was 55 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1986, in the year of Ellis Sanders's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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