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Merle Pfundt (1914 - 1984)

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Merle Pfundt
1914 - 1984
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August 19, 1914
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November 1984
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Bay City, Bay County, Michigan 48706
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Merle Pfundt was born on August 19, 1914. He died in November 1984 at age 70. We know that Merle Pfundt had been residing in Bay City, Bay County, Michigan 48706.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Merle Pfundt passed away in November 1984 at age 70. He was born on August 19, 1914. There is no information about Merle's family. We know that Merle Pfundt had been residing in Bay City, Bay County, Michigan 48706.
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In 1914, in the year that Merle Pfundt was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1921, Merle was just 7 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1940, Merle was 26 years old when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1976, by the time he was 62 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1984, in the year of Merle Pfundt's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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