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Marshall Farris (1921 - 2004)

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Marshall Farris
1921 - 2004
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August 9, 1921
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May 18, 2004
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Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois 62960
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Marshall Farris was born on August 9, 1921. He died on May 18, 2004 at age 82. We know that Marshall Farris had been residing in Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois 62960.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Marshall Farris died on May 18, 2004 at 82 years of age. He was born on August 9, 1921. We are unaware of information about Marshall's family or relationships. We know that Marshall Farris had been residing in Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois 62960.
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In 1921, in the year that Marshall Farris was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1939, at the age of 18 years old, Marshall was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1952, Marshall was 31 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1972, by the time he was 51 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1998, by the time he was 77 years old, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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