Howard Gunn (1940 - 1977)

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Jessie (Mcdonald) Gunn family

Jessie (Mcdonald) Gunn family

Thomas Traill Gunn

Thomas Traill Gunn

Thomas Traill Gunn

Thomas Traill Gunn

Solly Tobin

Solly Tobin

Catherine Ferguson, 1932 Horse Club, Galileo High

Catherine Ferguson, 1932 Horse Club, Galileo High

Tennie Lewis Smith

Tennie Lewis Smith

Velva May Smith Gunn

Velva May Smith Gunn

Galileo PTA

Galileo PTA

9th Grade Christmas Dance

9th Grade Christmas Dance

John A. Gunn, 7 years old

John A. Gunn, 7 years old

William Henry Gunn

William Henry Gunn

John & Elizabeth (Gunn) Sutton, VA 1885

John & Elizabeth (Gunn) Sutton, VA 1885

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1940 - In the year that Howard Gunn was born, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

1942 - He was only 2 years old when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

1946 - He was just 6 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1969 - When he was 29 years old, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

1977 - In the year of Howard Gunn's passing, 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.

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Howard Gunn passed away in September 1977 at 37 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Howard. He was born on March 20, 1940. There is no information about Howard's immediate family.

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