Eugene A Brittain (1909 - 1987)

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Hayward, Alameda County, California

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1909 - In the year that Eugene A Brittain was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

1952 - When he was 43 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.

1960 - Eugene was 51 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1983 - When he was 74 years old, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

1987 - In the year of Eugene A Brittain'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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Eugene A Brittain died on October 5, 1987 at 78 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on February 27, 1909. We are unaware of information about Eugene's immediate family. We know that Eugene A Brittain had been residing in Hayward, Alameda County, California.

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