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Kenneth L Barnes (1918 - 2008)

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Kenneth L Barnes
1918 - 2008
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July 27, 1918
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September 13, 2008
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Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland 21613
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Kenneth L Barnes was born on July 27, 1918. He died on September 13, 2008 at 90 years old. We know that Kenneth L Barnes had been residing in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland 21613.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Kenneth L Barnes passed away on September 13, 2008 at age 90. He was born on July 27, 1918. We have no information about Kenneth's family. We know that Kenneth L Barnes had been residing in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland 21613.
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In 1918, in the year that Kenneth L Barnes was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1941, at the age of 23 years old, Kenneth 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 1951, by the time he was 33 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1973, he was 55 years old when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1990, by the time he was 72 years old, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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