Gene H Pruett (1917 - 1987)

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Denver, Jefferson County, Colorado

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1917 - In the year that Gene H Pruett was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

1952 - Gene was 35 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

1974 - When he was 57 years old, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

1986 - At the age of 69 years old, Gene was alive 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.

1987 - In the year of Gene H Pruett's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Gene H Pruett died on December 5, 1987 at age 70. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on February 1, 1917. There is no information about Gene's family or relationships. We know that Gene H Pruett had been residing in Denver, Jefferson County, Colorado.

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