Isaac Gordon (1895 - 1987)

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Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi

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1895 - In the year that Isaac Gordon was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

1965 - At the age of 70 years old, Isaac was alive when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

1977 - Isaac was 82 years old when 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.

1978 - Isaac was 83 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

1987 - In the year of Isaac Gordon'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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Isaac Gordon died in February 1987 at 91 years old. There is no known cause of death for Isaac. He was born on October 9, 1895. There is no information about Isaac's surviving family. We know that Isaac Gordon had been residing in Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi.

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