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Finley Odell (1925 - 2005)

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Finley Odell
1925 - 2005
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July 6, 1925
Death
May 3, 2005
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Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia 26554
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Finley Odell was born on July 6, 1925. He died on May 3, 2005 at 79 years old. We know that Finley Odell had been residing in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia 26554.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Finley Odell died on May 3, 2005 at 79 years old. He was born on July 6, 1925. We are unaware of information about Finley's family or relationships. We know that Finley Odell had been residing in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia 26554.
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In 1925, in the year that Finley Odell was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1949, at the age of 24 years old, Finley was alive when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1959, he was 34 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1973, by the time he was 48 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1986, Finley was 61 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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