George J Collett (1925 - 2006)

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George J Collett
1925 - 2006
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July 5, 1925
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May 9, 2006
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Altoona, Etowah County, Alabama 35952
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George J Collett was born on July 5, 1925. He died on May 9, 2006 at 80 years of age. We know that George J Collett had been residing in Altoona, Etowah County, Alabama 35952.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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George J Collett died on May 9, 2006 at 80 years old. He was born on July 5, 1925. We are unaware of information about George's immediate family. We know that George J Collett had been residing in Altoona, Etowah County, Alabama 35952.

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In 1925, in the year that George J Collett was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1948, he was 23 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1950, at the age of 25 years old, George was alive when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1973, George was 48 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1990, he was 65 years old when 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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