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George August Sold (1919 - 2008)

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George August Sold
1919 - 2008
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June 15, 1919
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November 27, 2008
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Troy, Oakland County, Michigan 48098
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George August Sold was born on June 15, 1919. He died on November 27, 2008 at 89 years of age. We know that George August Sold had been residing in Troy, Oakland County, Michigan 48098.
Updated: January 15, 2016
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George August Sold died on November 27, 2008 at 89 years old. He was buried in Great Lakes National Cemetery Section 4 Site 35, Holly, Michigan . He was born on June 15, 1919. There is no information about George's family or relationships. We know that George August Sold had been residing in Troy, Oakland County, Michigan 48098.
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In 1919, in the year that George August Sold was born, in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1939, George was 20 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1941, when he was 22 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1988, by the time he was 69 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1990, when he was 71 years old, 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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