Luther Fountain (1883 - 1973)

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Escatawpa, Jackson County, Mississippi

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1883 - In the year that Luther Fountain was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

1887 - He was merely 4 years old when on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

1893 - He was just 10 years old when on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

1950 - By the time he was 67 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

1973 - In the year of Luther Fountain's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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Luther Fountain passed away in May 1973 at 89 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Luther. He was born on December 22, 1883. There is no information about Luther's family or relationships. We know that Luther Fountain had been residing in Escatawpa, Jackson County, Mississippi.

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