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John H Cotterill (1925 - 1970)

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John H Cotterill
1925 - 1970
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May 10, 1925
Death
April 26, 1970
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Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21214
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John H Cotterill was born on May 10, 1925. He died on April 26, 1970 at age 44. We know that John H Cotterill had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21214.
Updated: June 21, 2016
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John H Cotterill died on April 26, 1970 at 44 years of age. He was buried in Baltimore National Cemetery Section P Site 1395, Baltimore, Maryland . He was born on May 10, 1925. We have no information about John's immediate family.
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In 1925, in the year that John H Cotterill 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 1938, John was only 13 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1950, when he was 25 years old, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1961, John was 36 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1970, in the year of John H Cotterill's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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