Michael O Shirey (1941 - 2006)

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Michael O Shirey
1941 - 2006
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June 17, 1941
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May 18, 2006
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Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington 98037
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Michael O Shirey was born on June 17, 1941. He died on May 18, 2006 at 64 years of age. We know that Michael O Shirey had been residing in Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington 98037.
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Michael O Shirey died on May 18, 2006 at age 64. He was born on June 17, 1941. We are unaware of information about Michael's immediate family. We know that Michael O Shirey had been residing in Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington 98037.

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In 1941, in the year that Michael O Shirey was born, 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 1957, at the age of 16 years old, Michael was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1968, when he was 27 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1983, Michael was 42 years old when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1995, when he was 54 years old, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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