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Marvin E Tibbs (1924 - 1990)

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Marvin E Tibbs
1924 - 1990
Born
January 5, 1924
Death
January 14, 1990
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Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia 26554
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Marvin E Tibbs was born on January 5, 1924. He died on January 14, 1990 at 66 years of age. We know that Marvin E Tibbs had been residing in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia 26554.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Marvin E Tibbs passed away on January 14, 1990 at 66 years of age. He was born on January 5, 1924. We are unaware of information about Marvin's immediate family. We know that Marvin E Tibbs had been residing in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia 26554.
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In 1924, in the year that Marvin E Tibbs was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1959, at the age of 35 years old, Marvin was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1967, he was 43 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1974, by the time he was 50 years old, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1990, in the year of Marvin E Tibbs's passing, 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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