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Graydon C Harris (1917 - 1999)

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Graydon C Harris
1917 - 1999
Born
April 1, 1917
Death
February 15, 1999
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Allen Park, Wayne County, Michigan 48101
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Graydon C Harris was born on April 1, 1917. Graydon died on February 15, 1999 at 81 years of age. We know that Graydon C Harris had been residing in Allen Park, Wayne County, Michigan 48101.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Graydon C Harris died on February 15, 1999 at 81 years of age. Graydon was born on April 1, 1917. We are unaware of information about Graydon's family or relationships. We know that Graydon C Harris had been residing in Allen Park, Wayne County, Michigan 48101.
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In 1917, in the year that Graydon C Harris was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1946, when this person was 29 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1951, at the age of 34 years old, Graydon was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1964, when this person was 47 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1980, by the time this person was 63 years old, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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