Elwood S Tower (1920 - 1994)

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Elwood S Tower
1920 - 1994
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May 4, 1920
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August 12, 1994
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Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina 29301
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Elwood S Tower was born on May 4, 1920. He died on August 12, 1994 at age 74. We know that Elwood S Tower had been residing in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina 29301.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Elwood S Tower passed away on August 12, 1994 at 74 years of age. He was born on May 4, 1920. We are unaware of information about Elwood's family. We know that Elwood S Tower had been residing in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina 29301.

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In 1920, in the year that Elwood S Tower was born, 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 1952, when he was 32 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1963, at the age of 43 years old, Elwood was alive when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1985, at the age of 65 years old, Elwood was alive when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

In 1994, in the year of Elwood S Tower's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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