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Gary Horace Pettus (1945 - 2012)

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Gary Horace Pettus
1945 - 2012
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April 27, 1945
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March 28, 2012
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Gary Horace Pettus was born on April 27, 1945. He died on March 28, 2012 at 66 years old.
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Gary Horace Pettus passed away on March 28, 2012 at 66 years old. He was born on April 27, 1945. We have no information about Gary's family or relationships.
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In 1945, in the year that Gary Horace Pettus was born, on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

In 1959, he was just 14 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1969, by the time he was 24 years old, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1983, at the age of 38 years old, Gary was alive when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

In 1996, Gary was 51 years old when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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