Melvin E Fitzgerald (1910 - 1990)

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Melvin E Fitzgerald
1910 - 1990
updated February 06, 2019
Melvin E Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1910. He died on May 25, 1990 at age 79.

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Melvin E Fitzgerald passed away on May 25, 1990 at 79 years of age. He was born on September 24, 1910. There is no information about Melvin's surviving family.
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In 1910, in the year that Melvin E Fitzgerald was born, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1953, Melvin was 43 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1965, when he was 55 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1989, Melvin was 79 years old when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

In 1990, in the year of Melvin E Fitzgerald's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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Born: around 1918
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Alexander Fitzgerald
Aug 1, 1913 - August 1974
Andrew W Fitzgerald
Jan 2, 1917 - Jul 12, 1994
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Hazel Fitzgerald
Jan 16, 1899 - March 1979
Humboldt, Tennessee
Emma Fitzgerald
May 18, 1889 - July 1980
Memphis, Tennessee
Lefa Fitzgerald
Jun 20, 1899 - March 1982
Deer Lodge, Tennessee
Agnes Fitzgerald
Feb 4, 1908 - August 1977
Memphis, Tennessee
Edgar Fitzgerald
Jan 14, 1892 - February 1965
Tennessee
Polly E Fitzgerald
Oct 6, 1917 - Apr 2, 2002
Bristol, TN
Otto Fitzgerald
Sep 12, 1899 - May 1985
Cleveland, Tennessee
Bernard Fitzgerald
Feb 27, 1898 - October 1981
Paris, Tennessee
Moody A Fitzgerald
Feb 28, 1906 - January 1988
Columbia, TN
Thomas Fitzgerald
Apr 6, 1918 - February 1982
Columbia, Tennessee
Joe H Fitzgerald
Apr 3, 1900 - Dec 7, 1988
Lawrenceburg, TN
Frances T Fitzgerald
Jun 21, 1919 - Sep 24, 2005
Collierville, TN
Lula Fitzgerald
Aug 2, 1883 - July 1973
McKenzie, Tennessee
R Fitzgerald
Mar 7, 1915 - October 1978
McKenzie, Tennessee
Lucille Fitzgerald
May 12, 1916 - September 1981
Blanchard, Michigan
Oris Fitzgerald
Jun 16, 1890 - January 1964
Tennessee
T W Fitzgerald
Apr 17, 1920 - Sep 16, 1993
Decatur, AL
Walter Fitzgerald
Mar 2, 1908 - January 1977
Springfield, Tennessee

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Tom Elliott
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Seymour, Tennessee
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John G Ingalls
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Luther E French
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Henry Ford
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Ben Dunlap
Oct 22, 1897 - March 1985
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Frank Ford
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Knoxville, Tennessee
H Haverly
Sep 25, 1910 - March 1984
Saraland, Alabama
Roy B Harkleroad
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Dublin, GA
Jack W Hansard
Jul 25, 1912 - Aug 30, 1991
Harvey C Hankins
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Robert Hancock
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F Hailey
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