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Eugene Sanders (1925 - 1982)

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Eugene Sanders
1925 - 1982
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August 24, 1925
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May 1982
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York, York County, Pennsylvania 17403
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Eugene Sanders was born on August 24, 1925. He died in May 1982 at 56 years old. We know that Eugene Sanders had been residing in York, York County, Pennsylvania 17403.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Eugene Sanders passed away in May 1982 at 56 years old. He was born on August 24, 1925. We are unaware of information about Eugene's family. We know that Eugene Sanders had been residing in York, York County, Pennsylvania 17403.
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In 1925, in the year that Eugene Sanders was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1932, Eugene was just 7 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1947, by the time he was 22 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1954, he was 29 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1982, in the year of Eugene Sanders's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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