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Gary A Colvin (1948 - 1998)

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Gary A Colvin
1948 - 1998
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March 10, 1948
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April 19, 1998
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Gary A Colvin was born on March 10, 1948. He died on April 19, 1998 at 50 years of age.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Gary A Colvin passed away on April 19, 1998 at age 50. He was born on March 10, 1948. We are unaware of information about Gary's family or relationships.
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In 1948, in the year that Gary A Colvin was born, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1958, when he was merely 10 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1968, at the age of 20 years old, Gary was alive when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1986, when he was 38 years old, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

In 1998, in the year of Gary A Colvin's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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