John W Gunvordahl

(1924 - 2005)

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John W Gunvordahl
1924 - 2005
Born
January 18, 1924
Death
February 9, 2005
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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32205
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John W Gunvordahl was born on January 18, 1924. He died on February 9, 2005 at 81 years old. We know that John W Gunvordahl had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32205.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Compton Junior College (1940-1942)
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John W Gunvordahl passed away on February 9, 2005 at 81 years old. He was born on January 18, 1924. We have no information about John's immediate family. We know that John W Gunvordahl had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32205.

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In 1924, in the year that John W Gunvordahl was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1939, when he was only 15 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1946, by the time he was 22 years old, 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.

In 1957, he was 33 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1977, by the time he was 53 years old, 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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