Oliver Hatch (1894 - 1973)

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Oliver Hatch
1894 - 1973
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November 18, 1894
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February 1973
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Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas 66106
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Oliver Hatch was born on November 18, 1894. He died in February 1973 at 78 years of age. We know that Oliver Hatch had been residing in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas 66106.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Oliver Hatch passed away in February 1973 at age 78. He was born on November 18, 1894. We are unaware of information about Oliver's immediate family. We know that Oliver Hatch had been residing in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas 66106.

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In 1894, in the year that Oliver Hatch was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1915, when he was 21 years old, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1920, at the age of 26 years old, Oliver was alive when on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1967, Oliver was 73 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1973, in the year of Oliver Hatch's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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