Melvin Austin (1922 - 2010)

Melvin Austin
1922 - 2010
updated February 06, 2019
Melvin Austin was born on October 16, 1922. He died on April 12, 2010 at age 87. We know that Melvin Austin had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.
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Melvin Austin died on April 12, 2010 at age 87. He was born on October 16, 1922. We are unaware of information about Melvin's family or relationships. We know that Melvin Austin had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.
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In 1922, in the year that Melvin Austin was born, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1931, when he was just 9 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1963, when he was 41 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1980, when he was 58 years old, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1992, he was 70 years old when in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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Apr 5, 1923 - May 21, 1955
Mar 8, 1947 - Nov 19, 1981
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Dec 5, 1934 - Jan 27, 2011
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Jan 31, 1927 - Mar 11, 2011

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