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Herman L Powers (1920 - 1993)

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Herman L Powers
1920 - 1993
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March 2, 1920
Death
December 24, 1993
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Nederland, Jefferson County, Texas 77627
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Herman L Powers was born on March 2, 1920. He died on December 24, 1993 at age 73. We know that Herman L Powers had been residing in Nederland, Jefferson County, Texas 77627.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Herman L Powers passed away on December 24, 1993 at 73 years old. He was born on March 2, 1920. We are unaware of information about Herman's family. We know that Herman L Powers had been residing in Nederland, Jefferson County, Texas 77627.
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In 1920, in the year that Herman L Powers 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 1932, he was merely 12 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1947, he was 27 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1956, by the time he was 36 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1993, in the year of Herman L Powers's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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