George Stern (1920 - 1999)

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George Stern
1920 - 1999
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October 31, 1920
Death
June 15, 1999
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15213
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George Stern was born on October 31, 1920. He died on June 15, 1999 at 78 years of age. We know that George Stern had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15213.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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George Stern died on June 15, 1999 at 78 years of age. He was born on October 31, 1920. There is no information about George's family. We know that George Stern had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15213.

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In 1920, in the year that George Stern was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1967, George was 47 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1977, George was 57 years old when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1988, he was 68 years old when 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 1994, when he was 74 years old, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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