Gassaway Lewis (1922 - 1990)

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Gassaway Lewis
1922 - 1990
April 2, 1922
Darlington, Darlington County, South Carolina United States 29532
December 21, 1990
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Gassaway Lewis was born on April 2, 1922 in Darlington, South Carolina United States. Gassaway died on December 21, 1990 at age 68. We know that Gassaway Lewis had been residing in Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts 01331.
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Gassaway Lewis died on December 21, 1990 at 68 years old. Gassaway was born on April 2, 1922 in Darlington, South Carolina United States. We are unaware of information about Gassaway's family or relationships. We know that Gassaway Lewis had been residing in Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts 01331.

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In 1922, in the year that Gassaway Lewis was born, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1957, Gassaway was 35 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1967, this person was 45 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1971, when this person was 49 years old, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1990, in the year of Gassaway Lewis's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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