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Eugene J George (1921 - 2009)

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Eugene J George
1921 - 2009
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October 22, 1921
Death
May 19, 2009
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Chewelah, Stevens County, Washington 99109
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Eugene J George was born on October 22, 1921. He died on May 19, 2009 at 87 years old. We know that Eugene J George had been residing in Chewelah, Stevens County, Washington 99109.
Updated: November 10, 2011
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Eugene J George passed away on May 19, 2009 at 87 years old. He was born on October 22, 1921. We have no information about Eugene's family or relationships. We know that Eugene J George had been residing in Chewelah, Stevens County, Washington 99109.
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In 1921, in the year that Eugene J George was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1956, Eugene was 35 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1962, he was 41 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1980, by the time he was 59 years old, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1992, by the time he was 71 years old, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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