Melvin W Woods

(1915 - 2000)

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Melvin W Woods
1915 - 2000
Born
April 17, 1915
Death
December 10, 2000
Last Known Residence
Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas 71801
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Melvin W Woods was born on April 17, 1915. He died on December 10, 2000 at age 85. We know that Melvin W Woods had been residing in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas 71801.
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Melvin W Woods passed away on December 10, 2000 at 85 years of age. He was born on April 17, 1915. There is no information about Melvin's family. We know that Melvin W Woods had been residing in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas 71801.

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In 1915, in the year that Melvin W Woods was born, in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1927, at the age of just 12 years old, Melvin was alive when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1941, at the age of 26 years old, Melvin was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1950, by the time he was 35 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1969, he was 54 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

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