Len Davis (1917 - 1967)

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Len Davis
1917 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
Len Davis was born on November 5, 1917. He died in August 1967 at age 49.


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Len Davis died in August 1967 at 49 years of age. He was born on November 5, 1917. We are unaware of information about Len's family.
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In 1917, in the year that Len Davis was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1926, by the time he was just 9 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1938, he was 21 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1942, Len was 25 years old when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1967, in the year of Len Davis's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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Nov 13, 1922 - Aug 10, 2002
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Jun 9, 1921 - Apr 19, 1996
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Aug 6, 1920 - May 25, 1964
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Aug 9, 1918 - Feb 27, 2001
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Aug 17, 1922 - January 1993
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Mar 13, 1905 - Jun 30, 1997
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Mar 15, 1921 - October 1977
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Jan 25, 1890 - February 1968
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Jan 4, 1922 - November 1984
Solana Beach, California
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Apr 12, 1893 - May 1964
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Mar 16, 1912 - Oct 16, 1999
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Mar 7, 1917 - September 1980
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Nov 25, 1911 - Jun 18, 2002
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Dec 7, 1920 - March 1983
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