Karl E Ahl (1941 - 2011)

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Karl E Ahl
1941 - 2011
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February 3, 1941
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February 5, 2011
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Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington 98020
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Karl E Ahl was born on February 3, 1941. He died on February 5, 2011 at 70 years of age. We know that Karl E Ahl had been residing in Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington 98020.
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Karl E Ahl passed away on February 5, 2011 at 70 years old. He was born on February 3, 1941. There is no information about Karl's immediate family. We know that Karl E Ahl had been residing in Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington 98020.

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In 1941, in the year that Karl E Ahl was born, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1958, at the age of 17 years old, Karl was alive when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1965, at the age of 24 years old, Karl was alive when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1970, Karl was 29 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1990, by the time he was 49 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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