George Schwen (1917 - 1995)

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George Schwen
1917 - 1995
updated February 06, 2019
George Schwen was born on April 7, 1917. He died on February 27, 1995 at 77 years old. We know that George Schwen had been residing in Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 01760.

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George Schwen died on February 27, 1995 at 77 years old. He was born on April 7, 1917. We are unaware of information about George's family or relationships. We know that George Schwen had been residing in Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 01760.
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1917 - 1995 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that George Schwen 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.

In 1939, he was 22 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 1959, when he was 42 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1978, he was 61 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1995, in the year of George Schwen's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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Nov 17, 1938 - January 1990
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Jul 9, 1952 - June 1989
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Apr 12, 1942 - Feb 25, 2011
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