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Ollie A Collins (1916 - 1998)

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Ollie A Collins
1916 - 1998
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July 8, 1916
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April 22, 1998
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Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri 63703
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Ollie A Collins was born on July 8, 1916. He died on April 22, 1998 at age 81. We know that Ollie A Collins had been residing in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri 63703.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Ollie A Collins died on April 22, 1998 at 81 years old. He was born on July 8, 1916. There is no information about Ollie's family or relationships. We know that Ollie A Collins had been residing in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri 63703.
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In 1916, in the year that Ollie A Collins was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1926, at the age of only 10 years old, Ollie was alive when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1961, he was 45 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1974, when he was 58 years old, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1998, in the year of Ollie A Collins's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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