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Melvin C Holcombe (1922 - 1994)

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Melvin C Holcombe
1922 - 1994
Born
November 22, 1922
Death
April 11, 1994
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Westminster, Oconee County, South Carolina 29693
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Melvin C Holcombe was born on November 22, 1922. He died on April 11, 1994 at 71 years of age. We know that Melvin C Holcombe had been residing in Westminster, Oconee County, South Carolina 29693.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Melvin C Holcombe died on April 11, 1994 at 71 years old. He was born on November 22, 1922. There is no information about Melvin's immediate family. We know that Melvin C Holcombe had been residing in Westminster, Oconee County, South Carolina 29693.
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In 1922, in the year that Melvin C Holcombe was born, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1942, by the time he was 20 years old, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1966, Melvin was 44 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1986, at the age of 64 years old, Melvin was alive when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1994, in the year of Melvin C Holcombe's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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