Ira Bass (1907 - 1987)

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Bothell, King County, Washington

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1907 - In the year that Ira Bass was born, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

1925 - He was 18 years old when 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.

1940 - By the time he was 33 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

1946 - At the age of 39 years old, Ira was alive when 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.

1987 - In the year of Ira Bass'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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Ira Bass died on December 28, 1987 at 80 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Ira. He was born on May 6, 1907. We are unaware of information about Ira's surviving family. We know that Ira Bass had been residing in Bothell, King County, Washington.

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