Herbert Childers (1912 - 1987)

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Herbert Childers
1912 - 1987
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August 8, 1912
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July 1987
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Lacey, Thurston County, Washington 98503
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Herbert Childers was born on August 8, 1912. He died in July 1987 at 74 years of age. We know that Herbert Childers had been residing in Lacey, Thurston County, Washington 98503.
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Herbert Childers died in July 1987 at 74 years old. He was born on August 8, 1912. There is no information about Herbert's family or relationships. We know that Herbert Childers had been residing in Lacey, Thurston County, Washington 98503.

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In 1912, in the year that Herbert Childers was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1925, Herbert was just 13 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1948, he was 36 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 1961, when he was 49 years old, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1987, in the year of Herbert Childers's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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