Nathan Dotson (1904 - 1986)

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Nathan Dotson
1904 - 1986
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November 16, 1904
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October 1986
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Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas 72903
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Nathan Dotson was born on November 16, 1904. He died in October 1986 at age 81. We know that Nathan Dotson had been residing in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas 72903.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Nathan Dotson died in October 1986 at age 81. He was born on November 16, 1904. We have no information about Nathan's immediate family. We know that Nathan Dotson had been residing in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas 72903.

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In 1904, in the year that Nathan Dotson was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1923, when he was 19 years old, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1934, at the age of 30 years old, Nathan was alive when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1961, Nathan was 57 years old when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1986, in the year of Nathan Dotson's passing, 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.

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