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Elmo W Erlien (1919 - 1993)

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Elmo W Erlien
1919 - 1993
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July 5, 1919
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October 21, 1993
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Minot, Ward County, North Dakota 58701
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Elmo W Erlien was born on July 5, 1919. He died on October 21, 1993 at 74 years old. We know that Elmo W Erlien had been residing in Minot, Ward County, North Dakota 58701.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Elmo W Erlien died on October 21, 1993 at age 74. He was born on July 5, 1919. We have no information about Elmo's surviving family. We know that Elmo W Erlien had been residing in Minot, Ward County, North Dakota 58701.
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In 1919, in the year that Elmo W Erlien was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1929, when he was merely 10 years old, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1968, when he was 49 years old, 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 1976, at the age of 57 years old, Elmo was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1993, in the year of Elmo W Erlien's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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