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Jon Oster (1920 - 1997)

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Jon Oster
1920 - 1997
Born
December 29, 1920
Death
August 8, 1997
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Litchfield, Meeker County, Minnesota 55355
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Jon Oster was born on December 29, 1920. He died on August 8, 1997 at 76 years of age. We know that Jon Oster had been residing in Litchfield, Meeker County, Minnesota 55355.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Jon Oster died on August 8, 1997 at 76 years old. He was born on December 29, 1920. We are unaware of information about Jon's surviving family. We know that Jon Oster had been residing in Litchfield, Meeker County, Minnesota 55355.
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In 1920, in the year that Jon Oster was born, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1933, Jon was merely 13 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1941, at the age of 21 years old, Jon was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1960, Jon was 40 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1997, in the year of Jon Oster's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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