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Fred Douglas Horton (1937 - 2000)

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Fred Douglas Horton
1937 - 2000
Born
October 13, 1937
Death
August 7, 2000
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Oblong, Crawford County, Illinois 62449
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Fred Douglas Horton was born on October 13, 1937. He died on August 7, 2000 at 62 years of age. We know that Fred Douglas Horton had been residing in Oblong, Crawford County, Illinois 62449.
Updated: June 22, 2016
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Fred Douglas Horton died on August 7, 2000 at age 62. He was buried in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Section G4 Site 238, Elwood, Illinois . He was born on October 13, 1937. There is no information about Fred's family. We know that Fred Douglas Horton had been residing in Oblong, Crawford County, Illinois 62449.
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In 1937, in the year that Fred Douglas Horton was born, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1946, he was merely 9 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1961, he was 24 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1970, at the age of 33 years old, Fred was alive when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1992, Fred was 55 years old when on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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