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Ollie Collins (1920 - 1997)

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Ollie Collins
1920 - 1997
Born
March 31, 1920
Death
May 6, 1997
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Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48204
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Ollie Collins was born on March 31, 1920. He died on May 6, 1997 at 77 years old. We know that Ollie Collins had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48204.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Ollie Collins passed away on May 6, 1997 at 77 years old. He was born on March 31, 1920. We have no information about Ollie's family. We know that Ollie Collins had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48204.
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In 1920, in the year that Ollie Collins was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1967, he was 47 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1974, he was 54 years old when 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 1983, when he was 63 years old, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1997, in the year of Ollie Collins's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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