Odell Gavin (1943 - 2004)

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Odell Gavin
1943 - 2004
February 5, 1943
October 12, 2004
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Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi 39440
Odell Gavin was born on February 5, 1943. He died on October 12, 2004 at 61 years of age. We know that Odell Gavin had been residing in Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi 39440.
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Odell Gavin died on October 12, 2004 at age 61. He was born on February 5, 1943. We are unaware of information about Odell's family or relationships. We know that Odell Gavin had been residing in Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi 39440.

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In 1943, in the year that Odell Gavin was born, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1957, at the age of only 14 years old, Odell 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 1979, by the time he was 36 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1982, by the time he was 39 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1996, at the age of 53 years old, Odell was alive when on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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