Mathew Hetzel (1912 - 1997)

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Mathew Hetzel
1912 - 1997
November 3, 1912
April 25, 1997
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Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina 29307
Mathew Hetzel was born on November 3, 1912. He died on April 25, 1997 at 84 years old. We know that Mathew Hetzel had been residing in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina 29307.
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Mathew Hetzel died on April 25, 1997 at age 84. He was born on November 3, 1912. There is no information about Mathew's family or relationships. We know that Mathew Hetzel had been residing in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina 29307.

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In 1912, in the year that Mathew Hetzel was born, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1926, by the time he was only 14 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 1966, he was 54 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1989, Mathew was 77 years old when on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1997, in the year of Mathew Hetzel's passing, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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