Nathan Young (1873 - 1962)

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Nathan Young
1873 - 1962
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October 18, 1873
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November 1962
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Illinois
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Nathan Young was born on October 18, 1873. He died in November 1962 at 89 years of age. We know that Nathan Young had been residing in Illinois.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Nathan Young passed away in November 1962 at age 89. He was born on October 18, 1873. There is no information about Nathan's family. We know that Nathan Young had been residing in Illinois.

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In 1873, in the year that Nathan Young was born, on March 3rd, the U.S. Congress enacted the Comstock Law. The law made it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" material through the U.S. mail. This included erotica, contraceptives, sex toys, abortifacients, information about these items, and "personal letters alluding to any sexual content or information".

In 1881, Nathan was only 8 years old when on October 26th, the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" happened in Tombstone, Arizona. The gunfight lasted only 30 seconds - the Earps and Doc Holliday on one side and the "Cowboys" on the other side. The McLaury brothers and Billy Clanton of the Cowboys were killed. Two of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday were wounded.

In 1949, when he was 76 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1950, by the time he was 77 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1962, in the year of Nathan Young's passing, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

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