Herman J Farrar (1925 - 2009)

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Herman J Farrar
1925 - 2009
November 22, 1925
April 19, 2009
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Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois 61032
Herman J Farrar was born on November 22, 1925. He died on April 19, 2009 at age 83. We know that Herman J Farrar had been residing in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois 61032.
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Herman J Farrar died on April 19, 2009 at age 83. He was born on November 22, 1925. There is no information about Herman's immediate family. We know that Herman J Farrar had been residing in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois 61032.

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In 1925, in the year that Herman J Farrar 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 1941, at the age of 16 years old, Herman was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1973, at the age of 48 years old, Herman was alive when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1986, when he was 61 years old, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

In 1992, at the age of 67 years old, Herman was alive when on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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